House To Vote On ACA Repeal Provisions
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has included two health-related bills on this week’s floor schedule. On Wednesday, the House is expected to consider S. 1362, a bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to clarify waiver authority regarding programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE programs), under suspension of the rules. On Friday, the House is expected to vote on H.R. ___, Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, which would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual and employer mandates, excise taxes on medical devices and high cost employer-sponsored health coverage (also known as the Cadillac tax), Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), auto-enrollment requirement, and Prevention and Public Health Fund, as well as defund Planned Parenthood for one year.
This Week’s Hearings:
- Tuesday, October 20: The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will continue its hearing from two weeks ago titled “Examining Legislative Proposals to Combat Our Nation’s Drug Abuse Crisis.”
- Wednesday, October 21: The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing titled “Examining the Medicare Part D Medication Therapy Management Program.”
- Thursday, October 22: The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing titled “Evaluating VA Primary Care Delivery, Workload, and Cost.”
- Friday, October 23: The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing titled “Reviewing the Accuracy of Medicaid and Exchange Eligibility Determinations.”