Issue Spotlight: The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, goes to the Supreme Court
Today, all eyes are on the Supreme Court, as oral arguments begin over the Affordable Care Act -- the federal health-care law frequently called “Obamacare.” But Congress has been introducing legislation repealing the law, or parts of it, for months now. We’ve put together a list of some bills related to the Affordable Care Act. We hope you’ll weigh in and share this list with your friends and networks.
The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, goes to the Supreme Court
- HR 4224 The OPTION (Offering Patients True Individualized Options Now) Act fully repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, provides 100% deductibility for all health care expenses, including health insurance; increases contribution limits to Health Savings Accounts; moves Medicare to a premium assistance program; and allows consumers to purchase health insurance across state lines, according to the bill sponsor.
- HRes 475 expresses the sense of the House that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
- HR 191 The Public Option Deficit Reduction Act amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to establish a public health insurance option.
- HR 3194 amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to expand access to high risk pools.
- HR 3558 The Americans Need A Healthcare Ruling Act amends the tax code to provide that the prohibition on suits to restrain assessment or collection of tax does not apply to the tax provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
- S 19 The American Liberty Restoration Act restores American’s individual liberty by striking the Federal mandate to purchase insurance.
- HR 1683 The State Flexibility Act restores the longstanding partnership between States and the Federal Government in managing the Medicaid program.
Please keep in mind that highlighting a bill doesn't imply a POPVOX endorsement in any way. Rather, we're simply trying to offer one more way to stay informed of an overwhelmingly complex legislative system.