ABSTRACT

H.R. 1628: The American Health Care Act (AHCA) [May 26, 2017]   [open pdf - 1MB]

"This report contains three tables that, together, provide an overview of all the AHCA [American Health Care Act] provisions. Table 1 includes provisions that apply to the private health insurance market, Table 2 includes provisions that affect the Medicaid program, and Table 3 includes provisions related to public health and taxes. Each table contains a column identifying whether the AHCA provision is related to an ACA [Affordable Care Act] provision (e.g., whether the AHCA provision repeals an ACA-related provision). In addition to the three tables, the report includes more detailed summaries of each AHCA provision and two graphics showing the effective dates of AHCA provisions. Figure 1 covers AHCA provisions related to the private health insurance market, public health, and taxes. Figure 2 covers AHCA provisions related to the Medicaid program. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) issued a cost estimate for the AHCA, as passed by the House on May 4, 2017. According to the estimate, the AHCA would reduce federal deficits by $119 billion over the period FY2017-FY2026. With respect to effects on health insurance coverage, CBO and JCT project that, in CY2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured under the AHCA than under current law, and in CY2026, 23 million more people would be uninsured than under current law."

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CRS Report for Congress, R44785
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2017-05-26
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