The American Healthcare Act of 2017, known as (H.R. 1628) is a United States Congress bill to partially repeal the patient protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). This bill was introduced in the 115th United States Congress on March 20, 2017.
The 115th United States Congress is a meeting about the legislative branch and is taking place right now. This meeting is supposed to last until January 3rd, 2019. The ACA, also known as Obamacare, is a huge health care system in the United States. The bill was passed in 2010 by the 111th Congress and Signed by the President Barack Obama, which is one year after he was elected. United States Healthcare is available in many organizations and is hugely operated by private sector businesses.
Private sector businesses are businesses that are run by private groups or individuals and are not controlled by the state. Some countries allow most of the workforce to work for the private sector. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that the United States spent more money on healthcare than any other nation in 2014 and over 60% of health spendings were paid for by the government in 2013. The government funded so many programs such as Children’s Health Insurance Program, Veterans Health, Medicaid, and many more.
The 111th United States Congress was a 2 year long meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government. This meeting took place during the last two weeks of George W. Bush’s time in office and the remainder of the meeting was during the first two years of Barack Obama’s time in office. When the 111th Congress first started, the average of the the people that served in the House was around 10 years and the average for Senators was over 13 years served. This was most years served ever in the Congress. It was also considered one of the most productive Congresses in history since the 89th Congress. The American Healthcare Act has taken many ideas that were proposed by the Heritage Foundation from the 80s and 90s.
This included a mandate that all have coverage, Medicaid reform, and subsidy tax credits.