US House Resolution 1628 - The American Health Care Act of 2017
The American Health Care Act of 2017 is designed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act of 2010.
- The American Health Care Act of 2017, or the AHCA, could allow insurers to charge higher premiums to people with pre-existing conditions
- Would allow states to redefine "essential health benefits" removing the current essential health benefits defined under the Affordable Care Act
- Would replace the current Medicaid system with per-capita caps and block grants for states
- Per-capita caps and block grants limit the amount of funding given to states
- This limited funding could lead to a reduction in home and community-based services
Disability Rights Ohio Advocacy:
- Sent a letter to Governor Kasich on February 23, 2017.
- Sent a letter to the Ohio Congressional Delegation on March 13, 2017.
- Provided the Ohio Delegation with the following DRO publications:
- Sent a letter to Senator Portman on September 19, 2017.
- Submitted testimony to the Senate Committee on Finance September 25, 2017.
Representative Diane Black
LINK TO BILL:
Introduced in the House on March 20, 2017
Referred to the Committee on the Budget on March 20, 2017
Passed the House on May 4, 2017 by a vote of 217-213
Referred to Committee on July 25, 2017
Failed to Pass on July 28, 2017 by a vote of 48-52