All Eyes on the Senate… Health Care Debate Continues
July 27, 2017
By Mark Riso, Vice President of Legislative Affairs
Yesterday the Senate rejected a straight repeal of the Affordable Care Act (which contained a two-year delay) and will go back to work today.
On the top of the agenda is a watered-down version of a repeal, that in essence would:
- Eliminate mandates requiring individuals and employers to obtain or provide health care, and
- Eliminate a tax on medical device manufacturing.
This pared-down version comes on the heels of the Senate’s rejection of an amendment that would have repealed ACA – and given Congress two years to come up with a replacement plan.
If the Senate is able to pass the watered-down version of the bill, the legislation would then go to a conference committee made up of House and Senate Members who would be tasked with coming up with a compromise between what the House and Senate passed.
PHCC will keep you up to date.