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The state of play with the ACA

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Alice Gilman

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On Monday evening, July 17, the Senate’s second attempt at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act failed when it became apparently to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R–Ky.) that there weren’t enough Republican votes to bring the Better Care Reconciliation Act to the floor for debate.

That doesn’t mean the ACA repeal-and-replace effort is completely dead. McConnell immediately announced he would bring the House’s original 2015 ACA repeal bill up for debate in the Senate. The bill would be amended to call for a simple repeal of the ACA, with replacement measures to be established later. Although identical legislation passed two years ago, the bill also appears doomed to fail for lack of enough votes to bring it to the floor.

Even though repeal-and-replace efforts in Congress have bogged down, there’s still plenty going on with the ACA.

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