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American Health Care Act – What does it mean for employers?

Thursday, May 11, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Zach Zuber
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The ISBA-endorsed provider of medical insurance, Reynolds & Reynolds, Inc., has published a bulletin intended to inform employers what could happen after passage of the American Health Care Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The AHCA will now move on to be considered by the Senate. It is likely that the Senate will make changes to the proposed legislation before taking a vote. The AHCA would only need a simple majority vote in the Senate to pass.

The AHCA is budget reconciliation legislation, so it cannot fully repeal the Affordable Care Act. Instead it is limited to addressing ACA provisions that directly relate to budgetary issues—specifically, federal spending and taxation. A full repeal of the ACA must be introduced as a separate bill that would require 60 votes in the Senate to pass.

The Reynolds & Reynolds document details what ACA provisions are impacted.

From the Iowa Lawyer Weekly



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