On Thursday, May 4, 2017, the House of Representatives voted in favor of the American Health Care Act of 2017 (“AHCA”). The first step in repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), the AHCA has moved onto the Senate.
However, the Senate is working on its own bill to partially replace and repeal the ACA. This show is far from wrapping and experts are anticipating the Senate version will look different from the House bill. If the Senate passes a bill, it will be sent back to the House for another vote. From there, it would go to President Trump for signature.
The future of health care in the U.S. remains uncertain, and there are likely to be many more drafts before we reach a final script for healthcare. EP will continue to monitor developments and keep you informed on significant changes.