House Republicans Pass Amended AHCA

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Fri, May 5, 2017

    On May 4, 2017, members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted 217-213 to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), after it had been amended several times. The AHCA is the proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

    The AHCA needed 216 votes to pass in the House. Ultimately, it passed on a party-line vote, with 217 Republicans and no Democrats voting in favor of the legislation. The AHCA will only need a simple majority vote in the Senate to pass.

    If it passes both the House and the Senate, the AHCA would then go to President Donald Trump to be signed into law.

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    Tags: Health Care, ACA, Health Care Reform, AHCA, American Health Care Act

    Stay Informed on Reform - Changes in Health Care & the ACA

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Mon, Jan 23, 2017

    First Steps Toward Repeal Taken

    On Jan. 12, the U.S. Senate took the first step toward repealing the ACA by passing a budget resolution by a vote of 51-48. This budget resolution provides direction for how Republicans can start rolling back the ACA. The U.S. House of Representatives then passed the same budget resolution Jan. 13 by a vote of 227-198. The budget resolution is noteworthy because it authorizes the House and Senate to produce legislation, called “budget reconciliation,” that will enable Congress to repeal and replace some parts of the ACA.

    Continue reading for more information on current health care reform.

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    Tags: Health Care, ACA, Health Care Reform