The Proposed American Health Care Act – Impact on the Medical Device Industry

Published: 17 May 2017

Introduction

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017 the United States House of Representatives proposed two amendments to the failed AHCA expecting to break the gridlock among Republicans to enable passage of a Republican healthcare bill to repeal and replace the ACA. Prior to these amendments, the original bill, authored in large part by the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who has served as the GOP Representative for Wisconsin, failed to win over the GOP conservative right-wing Freedom Caucus to support Speaker Ryan’s  AHCA.  As a result, Speaker Ryan after visiting the White House reluctantly avoided calling for an up and down vote on the AHCA in the House and said: “Obamacare is the law of the land for the foreseeable future.”

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