House Narrowly Passes ACA Repeal-and-Replace Bill That Would Leave Millions Uninsured

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<p>Yesterday, House Republicans passed by a narrow 217–213 vote margin an amended version of the American Health Care Act, their proposed repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In an updated post on <em>To the Point</em>, The Commonwealth Fund’s David Blumenthal, M.D., and Sara Collins say that the bill, if enacted, would undermine the health and quality of life of millions of people, as well as increase economic inequality in this country.</p><p>The authors note that the fate of the bill in the Senate is uncertain. Some provisions—weakening of essential health benefits, premium increases based on health, and other features—may not withstand scrutiny by the Senate parliamentarian. And many moderate Senate Republicans have expressed concerns about the bill's dramatic Medicaid cutbacks.</p> Read the post