The American Health Care Act (“AHCA”)

The American Health Care Act of 2017 (“AHCA”) was the first of what could be several Congressional proposals aimed at repealing or replacing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) (commonly referred to as the “ACA” or “Obamacare”).

The U.S. House of Representatives proposed the AHCA on March 6, 2017, and amended it on March 20, 2017.  Though the bill stalled in the House for several weeks, Republicans amended the AHCA to include options that would appease both the most conservative and moderate party members.  On May 4, 2017, the House passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 217 to 213.

The Health Reform Tracker is currently tracking all new developments with the bill.