Congress is in the midst of dealing with one of America’s most controversial issues: healthcare reform. House committees have just passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), and it looks like the healthcare industry is about to undergo a major redesign.
HealthMarkets launched a nonpartisan advocacy site at OurCareBill.org that enables you to build your own bill (BYOB), share it with Congress, and even tweet it to President Trump. In doing so, we are able to crowdsource “America’s Bill,” which collects people’s responses about which healthcare reforms they want to see implemented. Taking the America’s Bill results and comparing them to the proposals in the AHCA, we’ve provided you with an analysis of the American Health Care Act and how the GOP bill stacks up with America’s Bill.
As of March 23, 2017, more than 2,300 people have built their own bills.
Notably, the AHCA is proposing to keep some of America’s most popular healthcare protections, such as Obamacare’s provision that young adults can stay on their parents’ plans until age 26—a measure that’s supported by 74 percent of all #OurCare BYOB participants. On the other hand, the AHCA would repeal the employer mandate and subsidies to help pay for out-of-pocket costs, even though about 66 percent of our participants approve of those measures. Check out the American Health Care Act analysis above for a more in-depth look. You can also read about how the American Health Care Act vs. Obamacare could affect your healthcare if the AHCA is signed into law.