H.R. 596: To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and ...

This was a vote to pass H.R. 596 in the House.

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 to provide coverage to a wider population, including young individuals under 26 and those with preexisting conditions, and the law expanded Medicaid. The ACA negatively affected the existing health insurance coverage of some Americans. (More on the ACA)

Congress
114th Congress
Date
Feb 3, 2015
Chamber
House
Number
#58
Question:
On Passage of the Bill in the House
Result:
Passed

Key: R Aye R No D No
Seat position based on our ideology score.
This is a cartogram. Each hexagon represents one congressional district.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Aye 239
 
 
55%
239 0
  No 186
 
 
43%
3 183
Not Voting 8
 
 
2%
3 5
Required: Simple Majority source: house.gov

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