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house Bill H.R. 3762

Repealing Parts of the ACA, and One-Year Cuts to Federal Funding for Abortion Providers

Argument in favor

The individual and employer mandates are negatively impacting job creation and should be repealed. Taxing medical devices and having bureaucrats ration health care undercuts the quality of the nation's health care. Federal funding should not go to abortion providers, and this bill cuts more than $100 billion off future deficits.

operaman's Opinion
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10/23/2015
Go for repel on every non-Constitutional passed law. Freedom to make our own decisions and freedom to fail.
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Eduardo's Opinion
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10/23/2015
This bill if passed at the Senate, won't repeal enough of Obamacare to help the low income families. It's proposal to defund abortion will certainly create more financial hardships in already poverty ridden areas not to mention add a bigger burden on tax payers.
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10/24/2015
The whole thing needs to go. It is illegally imposed on the taxpayer.
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Argument opposed

The Affordable Care Act is the law of the land as upheld by the Supreme Court. Repealing the individual or employer mandates, the medical device tax, and the IPAB will throw the health care industry into chaos, and cutting Medicaid funding to restrict abortion access tramples women's reproductive rights.

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10/23/2015
When will this stop? If Republicans (the GOP) in Congress had a viable alternative to improve healthcare in America for (all) Americans, we would know about it already -- and they wouldn't let us forget it. Instead, the GOP & it's supporters continue to waste political capital, resources & time attempting to modify, defund, repeal or replace all or sometimes just part(s) of the ACA legislation. This is especially egregious because of the critical issues currently concerning our great nation such as (but not limited to) climate change, global conflicts, stagnant worker pay, a failing educational system, domestic inequality, diminishing global efficacy, etc. Let your elected officials, both in- & outside of Congress, know that this h a s to stop.
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10/23/2015
Why are we still punishing people for being poor or ill? This is despicable.
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Heather's Opinion
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10/24/2015
This is basically the far right once again attacking not only abortion providers and the ACA but the right of Americans to have access to affordable health care period.
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What is House Bill H.R. 3762?

This bill reconciles differences between the House and Senate budget proposals, repealing and/or modifying portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill also outlines one-year of funding cuts to organizations that perform abortions, like Planned Parenthood. 

This bill targets a few key provisions of the ACA for repeal, retroactively effective from Dec. 31, 2014:  

  • The individual mandate that requires those who can afford it to purchase health insurance or face a tax penalty;
  • The employer mandate, tax penalties levied against business (with 50 or more employees) that don't offer healthcare that meets ACA minimum standards or affordable price points. 
  • The tax on employee health insurance premiums and health plan benefits. 
  • The excise tax on medical devices — effective immediately if this bill passes.

The 2015 tax year began on Jan. 1, 2015, — if you didn't buy health insurance and were mandated to during that period, you'd face tax penalties for non-compliance. Because these repeals would be effective retroactively, this bill absolves people from being fined for not purchasing health insurance via the individual and employer mandates. 

Federal payments to states through Medicaid would be prohibited from going to health care providers involved in family planning services — specifically non-life threatening abortions.

Impact

All Americans who would be required to have health insurance, workers, businesses, health care providers, state Medicaid agencies, and relevant federal agencies.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 3762

$0.00
The CBO estimates that this legislation would decrease deficits by $130 billion over the 2016-2025 period, leading to annual savings of $13 billion.

More Information

In-Depth: Reconciliation bills can be considered by Congress after budget resolutions containing reconciliation instructions are passed. Committees are directed to make changes to the existing legislation to ensure existing law conforms with the budget resolutions. Assuming the reconciled bill is approved, the legislation then goes to the President’s desk to be signed into law or vetoed.

Sponsoring Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) described the rationale for using the reconciliation process:

“Under this year’s balanced budget agreement, Congress has the opportunity to use a powerful but limited legislative process to advance a bill to the president’s desk that will target Obamacare — a law that is doing real harm to individuals, families, physicians, workers and job creators — and help pave the way for patient-centered health care reform… The bill repeals punitive taxes and mandates, an unelected, unaccountable board of bureaucrats empowered to effectively deny care to seniors, undue demands on employers and employees, and an Obamacare slush fund. The bill also imposes a one-year moratorium on taxpayer dollars being used to pay abortion providers that are prohibited under the legislation while increasing resources to community health centers.”

The Obama administration has threatened veto this bill, if and when it makes it to his desk. Three Republican Senators have also threatened to vote against the reconciliation bill on the grounds that it does does not go far enough in repealing the ACA. If they follow through with their threat, it could lead to the Senate falling short of the 51 votes needed to pass the reconciliation bill.


Other Provisions of This Bill Include:

The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is also on the chopping block. This bill would repeal the IPAB, and reinstate the laws that were eliminated or amended during the process of its creation.

Funding for the Community Health Center Program would be increased from $3.6 billion to $3.835 billion and would take effect as if it were part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.


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Summary by Eric Revell
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AKA

Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015

Official Title

To provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 2002 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2016.

bill Progress


  • Vetoed
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate Passed December 4th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 52 Yea / 47 Nay
  • The house Passed January 6th, 2016
    Roll Call Vote 240 Yea / 181 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on the Budget
    IntroducedOctober 16th, 2015

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    Go for repel on every non-Constitutional passed law. Freedom to make our own decisions and freedom to fail.
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    When will this stop? If Republicans (the GOP) in Congress had a viable alternative to improve healthcare in America for (all) Americans, we would know about it already -- and they wouldn't let us forget it. Instead, the GOP & it's supporters continue to waste political capital, resources & time attempting to modify, defund, repeal or replace all or sometimes just part(s) of the ACA legislation. This is especially egregious because of the critical issues currently concerning our great nation such as (but not limited to) climate change, global conflicts, stagnant worker pay, a failing educational system, domestic inequality, diminishing global efficacy, etc. Let your elected officials, both in- & outside of Congress, know that this h a s to stop.
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    Why are we still punishing people for being poor or ill? This is despicable.
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    This is basically the far right once again attacking not only abortion providers and the ACA but the right of Americans to have access to affordable health care period.
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    NO. I am sick and tired of Congress trying to push this agenda of making abortions less accessible, since they cannot get it banned, as they wish they could. I'm sick and tired of seeing Congress disregard women's health care, and they instead put their own personal beliefs in front of freedom of choice to do with one's body. Texas, where I live, has horrendously required Planned Parenthood centers to follow ridiculous requirements, that resulted in the closing of dozens of centers, that were used for women cancer screenings, and more besides abortions, this is sickening. Cutting medicaid and other social programs is NOT the answer to push America into an efficient economy. We need to CUT the excess military budget, and smash the tax loopholes that big corporations are taking to their advantage, that is how we can have an effective economy.
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    I would be dead if it hadn't been for the Affordable Care Act. ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE SHOULD BE A RIGHT - NOT A PRIVILEGE. Gun ownership however, maybe if that was a priceless instead of a right, there wouldn't be so many gunshot victims in hospitals every damn day. IMAGINE THE TAX SAVINGS THEN! I hope everyone who is anti-health care suffers from a rare horribly terminal disease that they can't afford to get help for. Amen.
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    The GOP has absolutely no plans to replace to ACA once they gut it and throw millions off insurance or remove affordable access to health screenings and fully legal abortions. They are only concerned with the people who can bribe them and make them rich.
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    This bill if passed at the Senate, won't repeal enough of Obamacare to help the low income families. It's proposal to defund abortion will certainly create more financial hardships in already poverty ridden areas not to mention add a bigger burden on tax payers.
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    Before the Affordable Care Act I couldn't get healthcare. I applied repeatedly over 8 months and my paperwork was either lost or sent back because of income report discrepancies, I was 18 and had no idea how to deal with such a disorganized and faceless bureaucracy. Later in the year I was forced to pay over a thousand dollars to get one semesters worth of health insurance from my university so that I could afford to get the ultrasound and biopsy that needed to be performed in order to diagnose my thyroid nodule as benign. The Affordable Care Act made it simple for me to get the coverage I needed without costing me a fortune. If we start undermining it now who can say where it will stop?
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    The whole thing needs to go. It is illegally imposed on the taxpayer.
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    Please stop letting old books and outdated ideas dictate policy. If this is the greatest country on earth we need to act like it. When a woman gets pregnant abortion is never plan A. It's almost always the solution to a problem and not the answer to responsibility. I do realize that for some it may be but not all. By voting down abortion you could be robbing children of a mother or a husband his wife. Not to mention a woman's ability to make a crucial decision regarding her life and well being. Also outlawing safe and effective methods just pushes the issue underground and not out of reality. Without the choice to choose wisely we choose poorly and in the case of abortion that means both mother and child die, sometimes in shady back alleys with help from people you'd never otherwise trust.
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    I hope this is the first step into repealing Obama care.
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    We should repeal all of the ACA, and abortions should never be federally funded.
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    This is what Congress does, they would rather try for the 67th repeal instead of working with the President than make on my stronger that's sad and sick. Build on it work together.
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    What is your plan to replace the healthcare you so quickly wish to defund? I know people who are affected by this. Do you?
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    "The individual and employer mandates are negatively impacting job creation and should be repealed. Taxing medical devices and having bureaucrats ration health care undercuts the quality of the nation's health care. Federal funding should not go to abortion providers, and this bill cuts more than $100 billion off future deficits." I agree. We should permanently cut funds to abortion providers, not just one year.
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    Removing health care for millions without a replacement option is irresponsible.
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    Get rid of this ridiculous, expensive, and bureaucratic nightmare. Yes, all the crony pals that made a pile of money from having government-mandated customers have made their fortunes. Taxing people who can't afford the sky-rocketed cost of health insurance is disgusting.
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    Taking healthcare away from over 20 million people is insane! Completely insane. The program just needs a few tweaks.
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    Affordable Care may be law of land but it's still a failure! Americans need any break we can get.
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