Now What? 5 Looming Challenges For The Affordable Care Act

Republicans in Congress say they haven’t given up on getting rid of the Affordable Care Act. They’re just switching tactics.

Katherine Streeter for NPR


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Katherine Streeter for NPR

Republicans in Congress say they haven’t given up on getting rid of the Affordable Care Act. They’re just switching tactics.

Katherine Streeter for NPR

Republicans officially pulled the plug on their last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday.

“We don’t have the votes,” said Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., after a closed-door meeting of Senate Republicans. “And since we don’t have the votes, we’ve made the decision to postpone the vote.” Cassidy, along with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., put together the proposal they hoped could pass the Senate.

As of Sunday, though, the Senate will no longer be able to pass a health law overhaul bill with only a simple majority. That means the bill is effectively dead, for now.

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/09/26/553791952/now-what-5-looming-challenges-for-the-affordable-care-act?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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