GOP senators introduce new ACA repeal, replace legislation

Jan. 24, 2017
Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Bill Cassidy, MD (R-La.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) have introduced the Patient Freedom Act (PFA) of 2017, which would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill would repeal the individual and employer mandates but would retain several ACA consumer protections, such as the prohibition of discriminating against patients with pre-existing conditions. It would also allow young adults to remain on their parent’s insurance plan until age 26. The PFA also gives states the authority to choose one of three options: re-implement the ACA; choose a new state alternative; or design an alternative solution without federal assistance.