Earlier this month, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as their proposal for repealing and replacing parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The House was originally scheduled to vote on the AHCA on March 23, 2017 but it was delayed when it became apparent there were not enough votes to pass the legislation.
In response to the delay, President Trump issued an ultimatum and demanded a vote. The vote was rescheduled for March 24, 2017; however, after debate on the House floor, Speaker Paul Ryan withdrew the bill from consideration at the last minute as it was clear he did not have the votes to pass the legislation.
We have issued a Briefing that outlines what’s next for the ACA and what this all means for employers.