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ACA Repeal and Replace Process Underway

January 5, 2017

On January 3, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee introduced a ​resolution providing for the repeal of ACA

The introduction of the resolution is one of the first official budgetary steps that Congress will take to address the many problems with the nation's ailing health care system. The Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) provides the tools necessary to begin the repeal and replacement of the current ACA framework. 

The ​resolution includes: 

  • Directions to Senate and Congressional policy committees on how to move repeal and replace legislation using a fast-track process and can pass with only a simple majority in the Senate. The goal is to send legislation to the new President's desk as soon as possible. 
  • Instructions to four authorizing committees - Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce in the House, Finance and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions in the Senate - to achieve at least $1 billion each in deficit reduction over 10 years (fiscal years 2017 through 2026). 
  • Calls for the authorizing committees to report legislation to their Budget Committee by January 27, 2017. The legislation will be combined for consideration on the floors of the respective Chambers. 
  • The resolution also sets out reserve funds necessary to accommodate follow on legislation to repeal and replace the ACA. These authorities permit the Budget Committee Chairs to adjust resolution figures as needed to accommodate patient-centered health care reform legislation in the future. 

CAHU will continue to urge California's Congressional delegation members to be thoughtful in their approach to the repeal and replace actions and to keep the marketplace stable as possible during this time of change. CAHU members believe it is critical, as part of any healthcare reform at the federal level, to ensure that licensed agents are able to continue to help clients and consumers find and keep quality affordable healthcare now and in the future. 

CAHU will continue to keep members informed on this critical issue as developments emerge, and the issues move through Congress and onto the President-elect's desk for action. 

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