HR 1628 Obamacare Repeal (Roll Call 256)
This bill repeals major parts of Obamacare over a period of time, including capping Medicaid expansion, to primarily able-bodied childless adults and ending the expansion in 2020 while defunding Planned Parenthood for one year. The bill still keeps some insurance mandates while allowing more requests for waivers from mandates that force less risky customers to pay higher premiums to subsidize more risky customers. ACU supports the complete repeal of a program that has caused millions of people to lose their insurance plans and their doctors while dramatically increasing insurance premiums and deductibles and supported this bill as a step in the right direction. The House passed the bill on May 4, 2017 by a vote of 217-213. This vote was double-weighted due to its role in attempting to dismantle Obamacare.