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What does Withdrawal of the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”) Mean for Employers?

Last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan withdrew the American Health Care Act (AHCA), after GOP leadership determined there were insufficient votes to pass the Bill.  AHCA represented “phase one” of the Trump Administration’s plan to repeal and replace certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare).  Although the GOP required only a simple majority to pass the Bill in the House, key blocks of Republicans House members opposed AHCA, ostensibly because it remained “too much” like ACA. READ MORE