On March 6, 2017, Congressional Republicans introduced the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the House of Representatives as a step toward their “repeal and replace” of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The AHCA was officially pulled from Congressional consideration on March 24, 2017, and was put back into consideration with the MacArthur Amendment on April 25, 2017. We have not yet updated this summary to reflect the amendment; however, this summary may however be helpful in analyzing future proposals.
The legislation is summarized below in four main categories of proposed changes: Medicaid, private market, miscellaneous, and no change, and we offer our perspective on the components. This summary doesn’t intend to answer every question, and incorporates the information we had available at the time despite any amendments incorporated into the AHCA.American-Health-Care-Act