On Feb. 16, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives issued a policy brief describing its intended approach for replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
In this policy brief, House Republicans reiterated their goals of repealing the ACA and implementing a replacement plan that would provide more health care choices with lower costs and greater control for consumers. The policy brief also promised a "stable transition period to a patient-centered health care system" following the ACA’s repeal until a replacement plan can be implemented.
Impact on Employers
The ACA and its requirements remain intact for now, and employers should continue to comply. However, efforts are underway to make changes to the law’s key provisions.
Legislation may be advanced in the weeks ahead to repeal and replace the ACA. Our in-depth policy brief provides valuable insight into how many aspects of the current health care system, including employer plan rules, could be impacted.