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H.R. 596 (114th): To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes.

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About the bill

H.R. 596 would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the 2010 law that implemented President Obama’s healthcare reforms. The bill would direct the committees of the House of Representatives to begin the process of proposing alternative reforms. The House passed the bill on February 3, 2014, sending it to the Senate. There have been many previous bills that have attempted to repeal the ACA, none have succeeded.

The ACA created the “individual mandate,” a tax penalty for not holding qualified health insurance, and subsidies for low-income Americans to purchase health insurance. It also created the “employer mandate,” a tax penalty for employers with 50 or more full-time employees that fail to offer affordable qualified health insurance to employees and their children. At the same time, insurers were required ...

Sponsor and status

Bradley Byrne

Sponsor. Representative for Alabama's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 5, 2015
Length: 6 pages
Jan 28, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on February 3, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.


112 Cosponsors (112 Republicans)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Repealing the Affordable Health Care Act (Feb 2, 2015)

What legislators are saying

Leading the Charge to Repeal Obamacare
    — Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1, 2014-2020] (Sponsor) on Feb 6, 2015

Bipartisan Witnesses Testify in Strong Support of Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act
    — Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 13, 2016

Voted No on H.R. 596, H.R. 50, and H.R. 527
    — Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018] on Feb 11, 2015

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Jan 28, 2015

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Feb 3, 2015
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 596 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 596. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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