House Health Care Bill Amends ACA and Restructures Medicaid

Issue Brief 17-10
March 16, 2017

Summary 

Last week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Ways and Means Committee approved their legislative proposals for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through reconciliation. The bill, entitled the American Health Care Act, makes many changes to the ACA—focusing on insurance affordability, individual and employer mandates, and taxes. It also significantly alters federal financing of Medicaid.