We are tracking all the latest updates on the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. We will post any new updates by the different legislative bodies as they take actions to dismantle the law.


  • Congress completes first step towards ACA repeal
    January 13, 2017

    WASHINGTON — House members passed a resolution Friday paving the way for a swift repeal of Obamacare, following Senate passage on Thursday. The House voted 227-198 to approve the 2017 budget resolution that instructs committees to write legislation repealing the law. No Democrats voted for the resolution.

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  • President signs executive order to dismantle ACA
    January 21, 2017

    President Donald Trump directed government agencies on Friday to freeze regulations and take steps to weaken Obamacare, using his first hours in the White House to make good on a campaign promise to start dismantling his predecessor’s healthcare law.

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  • Price takes helm as U.S. health secretary
    February 12, 2017

    Tom Price was sworn in as U.S. secretary of health on Friday, putting in place a determined opponent of Obamacare to help President Donald Trump fulfill his pledge to dismantle his predecessor’s law and reshape the country’s healthcare system.

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  • Congressional Republicans vote to support a swift and aggressive repeal of the Affordable Care Act
    February 14, 2017

    The House Freedom Caucus, a conservative wing of congressional Republicans, voted Monday night to support a swift and aggressive repeal of the Affordable Care Act, complicating GOP efforts to unite around a plan to repeal and replace the healthcare law better known as Obamacare. According to reports, the Freedom Caucus said it would not back […]

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  • IRS deals blow to Obamacare mandate; won’t deny tax returns that leave out coverage
    February 15, 2017

    The recent executive order directed federal agencies to exercise authority and discretion available to them to reduce potential burden,” the IRS said in a statement to Reason. “Consistent with that, the IRS has decided to make changes that would continue to allow electronic and paper returns to be accepted for processing in instances where a […]

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  • Governors Meet to Discuss Obamacare Repeal
    February 27, 2017

    Several days after Goldman Sachs explained in theory why hopes for a quick “repeal and replace” of Obamacare are now extinguished, and even “repair and rename” is looking bad, overnight state governors meeting in Washington got the bad news in practice, when a presentation from Avalere Health and McKinsey warned that the policies proposed by […]

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  • Trump gives nod to Republican tax-credit proposal on Obamacare
    March 1, 2017

    U.S. President Donald Trump backed the use of tax credits to help people purchase health insurance in a speech to Congress on Tuesday, the first time he signaled support for a key component of House Republican proposals to replace Obamacare. Republicans, who control the White House and Congress, are united in their opposition to former […]

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  • House Republicans release ObamaCare replacement bill
    March 6, 2017

    House Republicans released draft legislation Monday to replace former president Barack Obama’s signature health care law, proposing to phase out the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion and change the law’s subsidies for private insurance. The bill’s details released Monday do not say how many people would have coverage compared with Obamacare. But federal support would be […]

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  • First House committee approves GOP’s Obamacare replacement
    March 9, 2017

    March 9 (UPI) After a marathon, 18-hour session, the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday approved the American Health Care Act, the Republican’s effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. “We’ve just passed historic legislation that will help Americans finally have access to affordable health care,” the committee wrote on Twitter. “We […]

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  • The Latest: GOP’s health overhaul clears 2nd committee
    March 10, 2017

    Republicans have scored an early triumph as a second key House panel approved a bill to end the Obama health law and fundamentally restructure Medicaid for low-income people. The House Energy and Commerce Committee cleared the GOP bill on a party-line vote of 31-23 Thursday — after more than 27 hours of debate. The Ways […]

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  • Key Points of GOP Healthcare Bill
    March 11, 2017

    Here are just some of the preliminary changes the American Health Care Act will repeal/replace from the Affordable Care Act: Tax credits Both the GOP bill and the ACA provide tax credits to help some people pay their premiums if they don’t get insurance through work or government programs. And in both, the credits are […]

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  • GOP Health Bill Narrowly Clears House Budget Committee
    March 21, 2017

    The House Budget Committee on Thursday narrowly advanced the Republican health care bill to repeal and replace significant parts of the Affordable Care Act, with three Republicans voting against the measure. House Freedom Caucus members Dave Brat (R-Va.), Gary Palmer (R-Ala.) and Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) voted against advancing the bill, along with all the Democrats […]

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  • Trump Appears on Capitol Hill to Push Obamacare Replacement
    March 21, 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned House Republicans they could lose their seats in next year’s midterm elections if they failed to back the GOP health care overhaul and fulfill a long-promised goal to undo Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. In a rare trip to the Capitol, the president met behind closed […]

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  • House Republican leaders abruptly pull their rewrite of the nation’s health-care law
    March 27, 2017

    Republican leaders abruptly pulled their overhaul of the nation’s health-care system from the House floor on Friday, a dramatic defeat for President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan that leaves a major campaign promise unfulfilled and casts doubt on the Republican Party’s ability to govern. The decision leaves President Barack Obama’s chief domestic achievement […]

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  • Health Bill’s Failure Leaves Supporters in a Political Jam Back Home
    March 27, 2017

    They went to unusual, even dangerous lengths to support President Trump’s unpopular health care bill, facing down protesters at home and begging for special accommodation from House leaders in Washington. John Faso of New York negotiated a side deal for his state in exchange for backing it. Mike Coffman was the lone Colorado lawmaker to […]

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  • All eyes on Trump, Ryan relationship after health care defeat
    March 27, 2017

    Not long after President Donald Trump told his Twitter followers to watch Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro’s show Saturday night, the host and Trump ally took to the screen to deliver a harsh rebuke of House Speaker Paul Ryan. “Paul Ryan needs to step down as speaker of the House,” Pirro said. “The reason? […]

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  • Republicans to unify around a new push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act
    March 30, 2017

    WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan is warning Republicans to unify around a new push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act or risk tempting President Donald Trump to cut a deal with Democrats that runs counter to Republican goals. Ryan, in an interview with CBS that aired Thursday, said he fears that “if […]

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  • White House plans Obamacare showdown next week
    April 20, 2017

    The White House is pushing for another showdown vote on repealing Obamacare next week, to coincide with President Donald Trump’s hitting the 100-day milestone in office. Legislative text of a new deal that could revive the House Republican bid to repeal Obamacare is likely to be circulated Friday “or by the weekend,” according to two […]

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  • Republican Obamacare replacement bill passes House
    May 4, 2017

    After years of debate, the House on Thursday voted to repeal key parts of the Affordable Care Act and replace them with new provisions. The vote, which President Donald Trump was planning to tout as a big victory, sends the Republican-sponsored bill to gut Obamacare to the Senate for consideration. But winning approval for the […]

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  • Senate Republican leadership releases long-awaited healthcare bill
    June 22, 2017

    Senate Republican leadership released its long-awaited healthcare bill Thursday, ending weeks of speculation and a secretive process that frustrated Democrats and even some Republicans. The legislation — called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 — would roll back much of the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare law better known as Obamacare, including various tax […]

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  • Senate GOP health bill loses support among Republican governors and senators
    July 11, 2017

    Mitch McConnell has built himself a reputation for legendary legerdemain as a legislative strategist. The White House and a subset of the Senate Republican caucus have explicitly relied on that for their public predictions that the latest version of the ObamaCare repeal bill would finally pass on a majority vote, whenever McConnell managed to push […]

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  • U.S. Senate Republicans set repeal vote as healthcare overhaul sinks
    July 18, 2017

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell set a vote on a straight repeal of Obamacare after efforts to overhaul the law collapsed, but the new approach began to unravel within hours on Tuesday as two Republicans announced their opposition and others voiced doubts. The disarray in the Senate rattled financial markets and […]

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  • Senate votes to open debate on healthcare repeal
    July 25, 2017

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans narrowly agreed on Tuesday to open debate on a bill to repeal Obamacare, but the party’s seven-year effort to roll back Democratic President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law still faces significant hurdles. The Senate deadlocked 50-50 on whether to move forward with the healthcare debate, forcing Vice President Mike […]

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  • Senate rejects ‘skinny repeal’ of ObamaCare as 3 Republicans vote no
    July 31, 2017

    Senate Republicans failed to pass Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s proposed “skinny repeal” amendment in a vote Friday morning, signaling what could be the end to any hopes of repealing and replacing ObamaCare. As the clock neared 2 a.m. ET, the amendment proposal failed, 51-49, with Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine […]

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  • Senators Graham and Cassidy put forward another repeal bill
    September 25, 2017

    Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) have proposed a new plan for rolling back key provisions of the Affordable Care (ACA). It is possible that the Senate will vote on this plan in the coming days. The plan has many similarities to the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), which Senate Majority Leader Mitch […]

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  • Senate will not vote on Obamacare repeal bill, killing chances of health-care reform this year
    September 28, 2017

    The Senate will not hold a vote this week on the crippled Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, GOP lawmakers said Tuesday, kicking the issue into possibly next year, or even later. The decision came a day after Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, effectively doomed the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill to defeat by saying she would […]

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  • Trump signs order to eliminate ACA insurance rules, undermine marketplaces
    October 12, 2017

    President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday intended to allow small businesses and potentially individuals to buy a long-disputed type of health insurance that skirts state regulations and Affordable Care Act protections. The White House and allies portray the president’s move to expand access to “association health plans” as wielding administrative powers to accomplish […]

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  • President Trump Plans to Scrap Major Obamacare Insurer Subsidy
    October 16, 2017

    President Donald Trump will stop payments worth billions of dollars to health insurers to subsidize low-income Americans, the White House said on Thursday, a move health insurers have warned will cause chaos in insurance markets and a spike in premiums. The move to undermine President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, officially called the Affordable Care […]

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  • Senators reach bipartisan deal on short-term Obamacare fix
    October 17, 2017

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. senators on Tuesday announced a bipartisan breakthrough to shore up Obamacare, an agreement that would revive federal subsidies for health insurers, and President Donald Trump voiced support for the deal. The agreement worked out by Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and Democratic Senator Patty Murray would meet some Democratic objectives, including […]

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  • Senate GOP repeals ObamaCare mandate
    December 5, 2017

    Senate Republicans have approved the repeal of ObamaCare’s individual mandate as part of their tax-cut bill, a major step toward ending an unpopular part of the health-care law. “Families ought to be able to make decisions about what they want to buy and what works for them — not the government,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) […]

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