House Passes American Health Care Act to Replace the Affordable Care Act

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On Thursday, May 4, 2017, the House of Representatives voted to approve the American Health Care Act (AHCA), H.R. 1628, by a slim margin vote of 217 to 213. If enacted, the AHCA would repeal and replace major pieces of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  

It is believed that significant changes will be proposed by the Senate, and it is a safe bet that the bill will not come back to the House in its current form because of the conflicting policy demands of conservative and moderate GOP Senate lawmakers.