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Comparing Key Provisions: Affordable Care Act, American Health Care Act, and Better Care Reconciliation Act

July 21, 2017

Editor’s Note: CHRT revised the following table (originally published June 27, 2017) to reflect both the U.S. Senate’s July 13 revision of its Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) and the Congressional Budget Office’s score of the revised BCRA.  

On June 22, 2017, Senate Republicans released a discussion draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, their proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Senate draft retains a similar overall structure as the American Health Care Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in May 2017, but includes some notable differences. The following table compares key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, American Health Care Act, and Better Care Reconciliation Act. This document reflects the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act as of July 13, 2017. CHRT will update this table if the Senate votes to approve the motion to proceed.