On Friday, March 24, 2017, the so-called “American Health Care Act” (AHCA) was officially pulled from consideration by the Congress, thus handing a defeat to those who called for the repeal the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. “the ACA,” or “Obamacare”). The AHCA, which was touted as the “repeal and replace” bill would have decimated health care coverage, returning many of us to where we were before the enactment of the ACA, or worse. By pulling the bill from consideration the proposal is now dead for the foreseeable future. As Speaker Ryan said in his post-mortem press conference, “Obamacare (the ACA) is the law of the land.” He has since vowed to continue to attempt to repeal and replace the ACA.
For more information on the legislation, it’s defeat, and what it may mean to you, please see the attached Issue Update.