On March 6, House Republicans released their proposed health-care plan, The American Health Care Act (AHCA), as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill repeals the health insurance mandate for both individuals and large employers; caps Medicaid funding to states beginning in 2020; eliminates several ACA taxes including those applicable to high wage-earners; and replaces tax credits and subsidies based on income with tax credits based on age and income.
However, there remain many unanswered questions concerning the AHCA, including the plan’s price tag. Though the proposed plan will be debated and likely altered, the following is a brief description of the Act’s main features. Click here to continue reading.