Repealing (and Replacing?) Obamacare
|Principal Writer:||Barry Shatzman|
|Understanding The Issue|
|Our Analysis and Actions|
Reported NewsHealth Care Policy
Related BillsAmerican Health Care Act
2017 (HR-1628)American Health Care Act (House)
2017 (HR-1628H)Better Care Reconciliation Act
2017 (HR-1628S)Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act
WHY CONTRIBUTE WHEN EVERYTHING IS FREE?
We're glad we asked.
If you've read some of our stories thinking...
... You want everyone to understand this
... You want better policies
... You want better conversations
... You want more like this
Then we need you to contribute.
It costs money to publish News in FiVe, and contributions are our only source of funding.
So if this article helped your understanding, please consider a small donation to help us keep doing this and help us reach more people.
Even a dollar or three every so often makes a difference.
In return, we'll keep providing you the most relevant, understandable, and accessible news and information.
It's secure and takes only about a minute.
This is about replacing our national health care policy
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has defined U.S. health care policy since 2011. Congressional Republicans have tried several times to repeal it.
With a Republican president, as well as Republican majorities in both houses of Congress, significant changes to the policy are more probable. The biggest attempt to date is the bill numbered HR-1628. There are two similar versions...
Though the bill remains active in the Senate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not said if or when an attempt to pass some version of this bill would resume.
In the following sections, we explain how the various versions of the bill would have affected health care for Americans.
Both proposals have significant differences with Obamacare
The two bills differ, but are similar in a few ways...
To summarize the changes - most Americans would pay more for their health care because the federal government would be paying less. Most of the money saved by the federal government would be given to those who earn more than $200,000 per year.
In the following sections we'll explain these differences, and show how those differences could affect you.