The Trump administration is moving forward with its plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a bill that has faced resistance from Democrats and many Republican lawmakers in Congress.
The president has repeatedly said that he won’t sign the bill, but he’s likely to sign it without any changes to its provisions.
The House passed the bill on Friday.
But it faces a number of hurdles before it goes to the Senate, including a Republican filibuster and a Senate that is still divided over the bill.
Here are five things you need to know before Trump signs the repeal bill.1.
The bill will repeal the law’s subsidies, which will be refundable2.
The legislation would allow states to waive the requirement that people buy health insurance from a third-party provider3.
The law’s individual mandate will be eliminated4.
The act would also allow people to keep their existing insurance plans.5.
The repeal bill would allow insurers to sell plans that have significant cost-sharing reductions, or COVID-19 protections, and those plans would still be subject to the law.
The legislation would also provide tax credits to people who buy insurance through an exchange and provide other protections, such as allowing states to limit how much they pay out of the federal government.
House Speaker Paul Ryan Paul Davis RyanThe Hill’s Morning Report — Where the Kavanaugh nomination stands How the Trump tax law will affect the midterms Dems fight to protect Mueller amid Rosenstein rumors Jordan wants Rosenstein to testify before House Judiciary Committee MORE (R-Wis.) and the Republican leadership have been working behind the scenes to draft a replacement bill for months.
The Senate is expected to take up the repeal measure on Wednesday.
The plan is expected by the end of the week.
The White House said Thursday that the plan was still in flux and that the president was “still not certain” whether he’d sign the repeal legislation.
The Associated Press reported Thursday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Addison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellFBI reaches out to second Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez How the Kavanaugh investigation will play out: The final stretch The Hill’s 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — Senate panel to vote on Kavanaugh confirmation MORE (Ky.) and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn John CornlinKavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramsey accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct MORE (Tex.) are in a bind, as they’re both facing reelection next year and have to find ways to repeal and replace the ACA.
McConnell and Cornyn have not yet said whether they’ll support the bill they’re currently working on.
A senior administration official said Friday that Trump was not looking to sign the legislation.
“President Trump believes it is critical that Congress pass the repeal and replacement bill,” the official said.
“If he does not sign it, he will be able to sign an interim repeal bill.”
The official also said that Trump has been briefed on the legislation by a number senior officials, including Vice President Pence and Vice President-elect Mike Pence Michael (Mike) Richard PenceSenate GOP hits back at Kavanaugh GOP senators say Trump’s conduct during Kavanaugh hearing was ‘totally inappropriate’ Pence ‘is not being truthful’ on Kavanaugh allegation, says GOP Senate aide MORE, who are “very much supportive” of the legislation, as well as Vice President Joe Biden Joseph (Joe) Robinette BidenTrump to Biden: ‘We’ve been through this’ Biden in exclusive interview: ‘I have a dream’ Biden and Pence: Biden will make history by winning Senate MORE.