July 2017

What’s Next for 'Repeal and Replace' of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

On May 4, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to repeal parts of the ACA. The effort then moved on to the U.S. Senate. On June 22, the Senate released a discussion draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the Senate Republicans’ alternative to the AHCA. It currently mirrors the House bill in a number of ways but also includes several key differences. To pass the Senate, Republicans will need to secure 51 votes. There are 52 Republican senators, and the Vice President can vote to break a 50-50 tie, if needed. An identical bill will then need to pass in both the House and Senate in order to be signed into law by the President. Senate Republican leaders will attempt to schedule a vote on the BCRA before the August recess provided the bill has garnered sufficient Republican backing. Be sure and bookmark InformedonReform.com to stay current on the very latest if there are key developments.

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Reminder: ACA Compliance is Required Until Official Guidance Otherwise
As a reminder, ACA compliance is required unless and until official guidance to the contrary is issued. For a customized timeline and more information about ongoing annual responsibilities and applicable employer deadlines under the ACA, visit YourACARoadmap.com

Staying Informed
To stay up to date on the evolving state of health care reform, visit our new Repeal and Replace Update webpage on www.InformedonReform.com. This page offers a snapshot of the latest regulatory and legislative activity.