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Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017″.

The American Health Care Act of 2017 (H.R. 1628) often shortened to the AHCA, or nicknamed Trumpcare, is a United States Congress bill to partially repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.[1][2][3] Rejected Senate amendments would have renamed it the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017,[4]Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017,[5] or Health Care Freedom Act of 2017.[6]

On May 4, 2017, the United States House of Representatives voted to pass the American Health Care Act by a narrow margin of 217–213, sending the bill to the Senate for deliberation.[10] It was passed as a budget reconciliation bill that is part of the 2017 federal budget process; if this status is upheld by the Senate Parliamentarian, then no Senate filibuster will be permitted and passage of the bill in the Senate will require only a simple majority of votes.[11][12][13] It would repeal the parts of the Affordable Care Act within the scope of the federal budget, including provisions contained within the Internal Revenue Code such as the “individual mandates” (in IRC § 205), employer mandates (in IRC § 206) and various taxes (IRC§ 201 et. seq.), and also modifications to the federal Medicaid program (in Sections 111-116 and 121).[14]

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projects that the AHCA would increase the number of uninsured people by 23 million over 10 years, but would decrease the federal budget deficit by $119 billion over the same period (about 1%), mainly by cutting Medicaid coverage for lower income Americans. Both the House AHCA bill and Senate BCRA bill would cut taxes largely for wealthy Americans. If enacted, insurance premiums are projected to decrease for younger, healthier, and wealthier people, while older and poorer people would likely see their premiums increase.[15]