Family Voices Washington DC Update: May 17, 2017
Greetings from Washington! Although other issues may cause distraction, health care workers and advocates are still quite focused on the future of the Affordable Care Act and the House-passed bill to repeal and replace it. That bill - the American Health Care Act (AHCA) - is now under consideration in the Senate. It remains to be seen whether or when Senators can construct a version of that bill that can get the 51 votes needed to pass that body. Next week, things will get a bit livelier, because the Congressional Budget Office will release its estimates on the cost of the AHCA and its impact on the number of uninsured. In addition, the president is expected to release his proposed FY 2018 budget next week.
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