House Republicans Advance Health Care Reform Proposals

Earlier this summer, the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives released a proposal to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) entitled “A Better Way: Our Vision for a Confident America – Health Care” (the “Health Care Report”).  The Health Care Report would generally repeal the ACA while retaining some popular features of the law.  This proposal marks the first comprehensive offering by House Republican leadership of an alternative to the health reforms included in the ACA.  As a result, it provides significant insight into the types of policy proposals that might be considered in the next Congress.  In addition, the House of Representatives passed a series of more targeted health care reforms before Congress adjourned for its long summer recess.  Please see the attached memo on these recent developments and how they might impact the Congressional agenda this fall and next year.