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After a long wait and leaked discussion drafts, on Monday, March 6, the House Ways and Means Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee released their recommendations to repeal and replace ObamaCare through reconciliation. These committees were originally due to have their recommendations submitted to the House Budget Committee on January 27, as required by S.Con.Res.3. The recommendations are collectively referred to as the American Health Care Act, or the AHCA.
No one is looking for the perfect bill, but every conservative and libertarian expects a replacement plan to move away from the ObamaCare structure and toward patient-centered, free market reforms that lessen dependence on government. Unfortunately, the AHCA falls short of this goal.