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Accession Number ADA590429
Title Legislative Actions to Repeal, Defund, or Delay the Affordable Care Act.
Publication Date Nov 2013
Media Count 24p
Personal Author C. S. Redhead J. Kinzer
Abstract Congress is deeply divided over implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the health reform law enacted in March 2010.1 Since the ACA s enactment, lawmakers opposed to specific provisions in the ACA, or to the entire law, have debated implementation of the law on numerous occasions and considered multiple bills to repeal, defund, delay, or otherwise amend the law. Most of the legislative activity on these ACA-related bills has taken place in the House. The legislation has included stand-alone bills as well as provisions in broader, often unrelated measures that would (1) repeal the ACA in its entirety and, in some cases, replace it with new law; (2) repeal, or by amendment restrict or otherwise limit, specific provisions in the ACA; (3) eliminate appropriations provided by the ACA and rescind all unobligated funds;2 (4) replace the mandatory appropriations for one or more ACA programs with authorizations of (discretionary) appropriations, and rescind all unobligated funds; and (5) block or otherwise delay implementation of specific ACA provisions. A few bills containing provisions to amend the ACA that have attracted sufficiently broad and bipartisan support have been approved in both the House and the Senate and signed into law. Some lawmakers also have used the annual appropriations process in an effort to eliminate funding for the ACA or delay its implementation. Several ACA-related provisions were included in enacted appropriations acts for FY2011-FY2013. Congress has yet to complete legislative action on any of the 12 annual appropriations bills to fund the routine operations of the federal government for FY2014, which began on October 1, 2013. Moreover, lawmakers initially were unable to agree on a continuing appropriations bill, or a continuing resolution (CR), to provide funding for the new fiscal year. The House repeatedly attached provisions to the CR to defund or delay ACA implementation, which the Senate rejected. The result.
Keywords Affordable
Affordable care act
Health care management
Law enforcement
Self contained

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
92C - Social Concerns
57E - Clinical Medicine
44Q - Health Related Costs
44S - Legislation & Regulations
Corporate Author Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Congressional rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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