This article explains that the AHCA can’t pass as a reconciliation bill unless it saves $2 billion over 10 years. We’re still waiting on a CBO score on the bill, so it hasn’t yet been sent to the Senate. If the CBO says it saves less than $2 billion or adds to the deficit, the House will have to make changes and re-vote. [NBC News]
Tagged: American Health Care Act
In this session, Jessica Waltma discusses the failed American Health Care Act, the possibility of reviving the legislation, some of the changes that can be made through regulation, and other bills that might gain some bipartisan support. In a time of uncertainty, Jessica helps clarify what’s already happened and what’s likely to happen going forward.
It was about as close as you can get to a sure thing in politics. But on March 24, after 18 days of in-fighting among House GOP members, President Trump and Speaker Ryan made the decision to pull the American Health Care Act, the reconciliation bill that would have done away with the individual and employer mandates, the individual and small group tax credits, expanded Medicaid, and billions of dollars’ worth of taxes. So what in the world happened? And what can we expect to happen next?