CHA News Article

ACA Repeal, Replace Legislation Released
Would repeal certain taxes and mandates, expand health savings accounts

Today, the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees released legislation that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Building on a previous budget resolution that enabled Congress to repeal the ACA through a budget process known as reconciliation, the two bills introduced today would:

  • Dismantle many ACA taxes and mandates, including the individual and employer mandate penalties as well as taxes on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, health insurance premiums and medical devices
  • Expand the use of health savings accounts for individuals and families
  • Provide a monthly tax credit, ranging from $2,000-$4,000 annually, to individuals and families who do not receive employer-or government-sponsored health insurance
  • Introduce new limits to federal payments based on per capita caps

The Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to begin marking up the legislation on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30 a.m. (PT). CHA is reviewing the new legislation and will provide a summary and talking points via CHA News as soon as possible. On Thursday, March 9, CHA will host a members-only executive briefing; for more information, visit www.calhospital.org/aca-briefing​

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