Walking the Tightrope on Trumpcare
The American Health Care Act (AHCA), now better known as Trumpcare, is in the House Rules Committee today before tomorrow night’s pivotal House vote.
The margin of error for Republicans is only 21 votes, and multiple reports suggest there’s ground still to be made up over the next few hours to change the minds of a handful of revolting conservatives. It’ll be tight, and we’ll update you on the latest as it happens.
In the meantime, see what our Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Joel Wood, predicts:
We’ll find out if he’ll be eating his words come Friday.
Council Priority Issues Under the AHCA
Earlier this week, House Republicans released their manager’s amendment to the AHCA (H.R. 1628). Regarding The Council’s priority issues, the bill:
- Does not cap the employee tax deduction for employer-sponsored coverage
- Eliminates the individual and employer mandates by making the penalties $0 for tax years starting after December 31, 2015
- Eliminates the Cadillac Tax through 2025, leaving the possibility that the tax could be imposed beginning in 2026
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