We are all anxiously awaiting the Congressional Budget Office’s “score” of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to be made public sometime this afternoon. However, some might wonder why this “score” or said differently, the total amount of cost/savings, is so important if the House already passed the AHCA. Here are just a few brief points to help you better understand why we are so interested in the CBO outcome and how it might affect the health reform process moving forward.
In anticipation of the President’s budget set to be released tomorrow, we thought a short explanation of the budget process might help to set a context for its release and how this budget fits into the overall Congressional budget process. Like most things this year, the budget process has not stuck to its usual course leaving us all a bit perplexed as to what budget we are currently working under, what does the President’s budget mean and what budget are the House and Senate
With the passage of the American Health Care Act a distant memory, all eyes and ears are now focused on the Senate as this chamber embarks on the journey of its repeal and replace. News outlets, Members of Congress and political pundits are all filling the airways with speculation, promises, and predictions as to what the Senate bill may or may not look like in the end. The intent of this “Capitolworks: Just the Facts” is to shed light on the unique Senate rules that will dic
After weeks of much speculation, conjecture, controversy, and sensationalism, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a narrow vote of 217-213. While this was Congress' second attempt at passing this particular bill, dismantling the Affordable Care Act has been a GOP promise since its inception. To date, many bills have been offered to repeal the ACA, but it took a change in Administration before any of these efforts were taken seriousl
Capitolworks LLC is a non-partisan consulting company, dedicated to advancing federal policies that increase the health and well-being of vulnerable populations including children and adolescents. We would like to take today’s Congressional actions as an opportunity to provide educational information on the legislative process and the facts about what today’s events mean for our health care system. As many of you already know, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Amer