House Republicans Pass Amended AHCA
On May 4, 2017, members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted 217-213 to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), after it had been amended several times. The AHCA is the proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Impact on Employers
The AHCA will now move on to be considered by the Senate. It is likely that the Senate will make changes to the proposed legislation before taking a vote. The AHCA would only need a simple majority vote in the Senate to pass.
However, unless the AHCA is passed by the Senate and signed by President Trump, the ACA will remain intact. Read more about the proposed ACA Provisions - which will be impacted and which will not be impacted.
For more information on how these changes can potentially impact your benefits, speak with your BHS representative directly by filling out the Contact Form or calling us at (800) 350-7676.