The TrumpCare Zombie and What Might Happen

John GarnerCompliance, Resources

Some people are calling the efforts to revive repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) the TrumpCare Zombie. After withdrawing the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on March 24, President Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan stated that they were done with ACA repeal efforts for now.

Almost immediately, members of both the House and Senate said they wanted to revisit the bill, even though the administration said it was turning its focus to other agenda items (tax reform, budget, etc.). For example, Senator Rand Paul said he wanted to introduce the bill that was vetoed by President Obama last year.

Discussions on the details of a repeal and replace bill are continuing, but changes that appeal to ultraconservatives drive away moderate votes and vice versa.

For now it is business as usual and the ACA is still the law of the land. Employers are still required to follow all ACA rules and, if an organization is not in compliance, it could be fined.

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