Senate Postpones Health Vote; Is ACA Here to Stay?

The healthcare vote in the Senate has been delayed because they do not have enough votes to get it through the Budget Reconciliation process, which requires 51 votes to pass.

In addition, if something isn’t passed by August 1 of this year, I think they will move on to tax reform and the ACA is here to stay.

We are learning how complicated it is. Repealing or repairing the ACA is a little easier said than done. It will be very interesting how this plays out. In light of this new information and — in my professional opinion (and I could be wrong) — is that the Senate bill will not get passed and the ACA in its current form is here to stay.

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Mark Karlie

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