US Senate Votes To Open Debate on Health Care Legislation

capitol-buildingMinutes ago the US Senate voted to take up debate of the American Health Care Act to replace Obamacare, which was passed by the US House of Representatives in May. The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) is closely monitoring the debate and is in constant contact with our Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis. We are watching to ensure that any legislation does not harm access to affordable, meaningful health care for North Carolina.  Watch live on C-Span.

The Senate is debating an amendment to HR 1628, a gutted version of the House bill. Politico is reporting that ultimately the Senate will debate a “skinny repeal” proposal, which would leave portions of the Affordable Care Act in place while rolling back the employer and individual mandates.

 
 

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