CHA News Article

Senate Will Not Vote on Graham-Cassidy Bill

The Senate will not vote this week on the Graham-Cassidy Amendment to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Senate Republican leaders announced today. After Sept. 30, ACA repeal legislation will require 60 votes in the Senate unless a new budget resolution including repeal instructions is passed for fiscal year 2018 or 2019.

The Graham-Cassidy proposal would have imposed devastating cuts to California, eliminated coverage for millions of Californians and destabilized insurance markets.

“Flaws in the ACA should be fixed rather than cause millions of Californians to lose coverage through Medi-Cal and California’s marketplace,” said CHA President/CEO C. Duane Dauner.

CHA will continue to work with Congress to find constructive health care reforms.