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S. Con. Res. 3, the Fiscal Year 2017 Republican Budget Resolution

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First Step Toward Repealing the Affordable Care Act

On January 13, 2017 the new House took the first step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with S. Con. Res. 3, the Fiscal Year 2017 Republican Budget Resolution. As you know, House Republicans have been voting for years to repeal or weaken the ACA but have never proposed a replacement. They still donít have a replacement plan but that didnít stop them from once again acting on repealing the law. S. Con. Res. 3 is nothing more than a framework that directs four House and Senate Committees to draft legislation using a process called reconciliation to reduce the deficit by $2 billion over ten years. By using reconciliation, legislation will need just a simple majority in order to pass the Senate. Without the reconciliation process, 60 votes are required in the Senate.

This is the legislative vehicle that Republicans will use to repeal the ACA. It also will INCREASE the deficit, adding more than $9 trillion in debt over ten years. Repealing the ACA without a replacement would result in 30 million Americans losing health care coverage. It would jeopardize coverage for individuals with pre-existing conditions and prohibit young people from remaining on their parentsí insurance until they are 26. Despite this reality, Congressional Republicans are unconcerned about repealing the entire ACA without any plan to replace it. I voted NO. S. Con. Res. 3 passed and the entire vote is recorded below:

  YEA NAY PRESENT NOT VOTING
REPUBLICAN

227

9

0

5

DEMOCRAT

0

189

0

5

TOTAL

227

198

0

10

MASSACHUSETTS
DELEGATION

0

9

0

0



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