House Republicans reveal ACA repeal, replacement plan
House Republicans have unveiled their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act: The American Health Care Act, which includes many of the elements the party has touted in its opposition to the ACA.
The law is in two parts, one out of the House Ways and Means Committee and one out of the Energy and Commerce Committee. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, also introduced legislation to repeal the ACA through budget reconciliation alongside the replacement plan.
The bill would start unwinding the ACA’s Medicaid expansion beginning in 2020. On Jan. 1 of that year, the enrollment lists would freeze and states would no longer be able to add new enrollees under expanded Medicaid. The law would also transition the funding for the Medicaid program to a per capita allotment for each state.