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House of Representatives Votes in Favor of American Health Care Act

The House of Representatives voted on May 4, 2017 to enact the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The bill passed 217 to 213, one vote over the 216 needed.

In an effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republican leaders revised the bill, adding $8 billion in funding to subsidize coverage costs for people with pre-existing conditions who would be directly affected by increased health insurance premiums or out-of-pocket expenses.

"This successful repeal vote is big news, but it's only part of a much larger issues facing households and businesses alike," said Tia Bonkowski, Rehmann senior manager. "Whatever occurs from here on out, businesses should continue abiding by the current requirements. Any notably impactful changes to businesses will almost certainly require some time to implement, to allow for businesses and the government itself to prepare."

The bill now makes its way to the Senate, with significant changes expected.

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