House Republicans reignite Obamacare overhaul efforts

April 27, 2017
A revised iteration of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) ― legislation that would overhaul the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ― appears to be gaining traction among House Republicans previously opposed to the AHCA. An amendment has been proposed that would allow states to opt out of certain ACA provisions, such as the essential health benefits requirement. The amendment, known as the Meadows-MacArthur Amendment, has garnered support from many members of the House Freedom Caucus, but it remains unclear whether moderate Republicans will support the changes, and consequently, if the AHCA will have enough votes to pass the House of Representatives and ultimately the U.S. Senate.

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