Senate Republicans have unveiled their proposed Health Care Freedom Act legislation, an ultra-skinny proposal for changing the Affordable Care Act.
A copy of the text, which was posted on the Senate Budget Committee website this evening, is available here.
Republicans in Congress have talked for years about wanting to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. In recent months, they have debated budget measures that are more than 100 pages long and would repeal or postpone most or all Affordable Care Act tax and penalty provisions.
This week, the Senate has been debating an effort to replace the American Health Care Act bill, the Affordable Care Act bill passed by the House by a 217-213 vote on May 4, with one of several alternative bills. Senate Republican leaders have been trying to base the debate on the text of Senate Amendment 267, the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017 bill.