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The American Healthcare Act has been approved by the House of Representatives.

 


Please keep in mind that this bill is not yet law. It would still need to be approved by the United States Senate and signed by the President to become law.

This action also does not repeal the Affordable Care Act, shut down the Insurance Marketplace, or mean that you should not get and maintain health insurance. 


In the coming days we will be working on a post that combines all the amendment changes with the originally introduced bill to provide a fuller picture of the bill as passed.


Last night two amendments were added to the current version of the American Health Care Act.

The first amendment, offered by Representative Thomas MacArthur (NJ), sets up a state waiver program that would allow individual states to change certain aspects of the Affordable Car Act for the citizens of the state.

The second amendment, offered by Representative Fred Upton (MI) increases funding to the Patient and State Stability Fund for individual in states that take advantage of the waiver process.


As some of you may know, the scheduled vote in the United States House of Representatives on the American Healthcare Act was delayed by a day. During this time, two more amendment packages have been released that makes changes to the legislative text.
As before one of the amendment packages corrects drafting errors and formatting, while the other makes policy changes. 




The proposed legislation to modify the Affordable Care Act has been pulled from consideration on the House floor. Based on public statements made by Speaker Ryan, it appears that the House will turn to other business.As always, if there are additional updates we will bring them to you here and on our Facebook feed.