American Health Care Act: Key Provisions and Implications, June 2017 Update
In March 2017, House Republicans unveiled the American Health Care Act (AHCA), their proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). On May 4, the U.S. House of Representatives passed AHCA by a vote of 217-213. On May 24, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office projected that under the House-passed version of AHCA, 14 million more Americans would be uninsured in 2018 than under current law, with the number of additional uninsured rising to 23 million by 2026. In addition, CBO estimated that average individual market premiums would increase by 20% in 2018 compared to under current law, while average premiums after 2020 could decrease depending on states’ decisions to apply for several waivers proposed in AHCA.1 The following summarizes key AHCA provisions and who is primarily affected.