House Republicans released the American Health Care Act on March 6, their replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act. The bill will go through revisions and challenges and needs to pass the full House and Senate before going to the president. It’s the first official Republican health care insurance replacement plan.
Employer groups provided their perspective based on the current bill. Most significantly, the bill did not include a direct tax on employer-provided health benefits, which would impact 177 million people with employer-sponsored coverage. The so-called Cadillac tax, a 40 percent excise tax on rich health benefit plans, would be delayed until 2024. The AHCA would