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House Committees Introduce ACA Repeal and Replace Legislation

New draft legislation aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act was introduced earlier this evening when the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees announced their plans to simultaneously consider the legislation at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8.  

Following consideration by these two key committees of jurisdiction, the two Committee versions of the bill would be combined and considered by the House Budget Committee next week.  Next, the bill would be taken up by the House Rules Committee, with a vote in the full House of Representatives planned for the week of March 27.   

Concurrently, the Senate is working on a substitute to ensure compliance with Senate rules.  Following passage in the House, it’s anticipated that the Senate would not send the bill to committee, but rather take up the House bill and amend it with the Senate substitute, allowing Congress to send a bill to the President prior to the April recess, and the expiration of the Continuing Resolution that funds the government. 

Please be advised that there are many variables that could disrupt this proposed timeline.

Read the House Ways and Means Committee Legislation

Read the Energy and Commerce Committee Legislation

Read the House Ways and Means Legislation summary

Read the Ways and Means Committee Section by Section Summary

Read the Energy and Commerce Background Memo

To share your suggestions to ASA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Health Reform, please email: advocacy@asahq.org

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