House Republicans, led by Speaker Paul Ryan, released a long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Monday. The new legislation, entitled the American Health Care Act, would keep intact the Obamacare provisions for pre-existing conditions, but would eliminate the mandate that all Americans have health insurance and would roll back Medicaid expansion. We discuss the proposed ACA replacement, which still faces some major challenges from both sides of the political aisle.
House Republicans Release Obamacare Replacement
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House Speaker Paul Ryan R-Wisconsin (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/AFP/Getty Images)
Carrie Feibel, health editor, KQED
Jacob Hacker, professor of Political Science and resident fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University
Grace-Marie Turner, president, Galen Institute