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Senate to Vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act

In a new effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Senate is scheduled to vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). This vote follows an earlier attempt to vote on this legislation prior to the July 4th congressional recess.

Currently Senate Republicans are working to revise BRCA prior to next week’s vote to gain support from moderates and conservatives in the party. According analysis of the first draft of the bill by Congressional Budget Office (CBO), BCRA would result in 22 million fewer Americans with health insurance over the next decade.  This has the potential to negatively impact older Americans and their providers, including home health and other community-based agencies.

CHAP will continue to monitor this story and provide updates as they are made available.