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Senate committees continue work on AHCA

With the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score known, the Senate has the framework to draft its version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA)...

CBO: House-passed version of AHCA would increase number of uninsured to...

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Wednesday scored the House-passed version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), saying the legislation would increase the number of uninsured people by 23 million in 2026 relative to current law. The report from the CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) said the bill would result in 14 million more uninsured people in 2018.

CBO score for AHCA due today

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is leading a working group of 13 Senators, including Sen. John Thune, to draft the framework for the Senate’s...

Senate tinkers with AHCA amendments prior to the CBO score

Next week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) will release its score for the American Health Care Act (AHCA, H.R. 1628), which was passed by the House on May 4. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) has created a 13-person Republican working group on health care, which is drafting a Senate version of the health care bill.

AHCA moves to the Senate

The Senate began work this week on the House version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as scoring from the congressional budget office (CBO) is sought. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has appointed a working group that will overhaul most, or all of the House version of the bill.

House passes bill that repeals, replaces parts of ACA

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a retooled version of a bill aimed at repealing and replacing parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sending the legislation to an uncertain future in the Senate. The House approved the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a slim 217-213 margin. A timeline for consideration by the Senate is undetermined.

AHCA amendment gives repeal-and-replace legislation new life

A new amendment to a Republican bill aimed at repealing and replacing parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has given the legislation new life. The amendment offered by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-New Jersey) appears to have won support from members of the conservative Freedom Caucus, but it’s unclear how moderate Republicans will react to the changes and whether the bill can garner the 216 votes needed for House passage.

House GOP leaders delay AHCA vote

House Republican leaders have delayed Thursday’s planned vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). GOP members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus are withholding support of the bill, saying it does not go far enough in rolling back the tax subsidies of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

SDAHO urges members to reach out to representatives on AHCA

SDAHO, in step with our national partners at the American Hospital Association (AHA) and LeadingAge, is urging members to reach out to their representatives to express their views on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) legislation to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).