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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (241-186) - (Key vote)

Title: Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015

Vote Result
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Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that repeals certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act and rescinds funds from abortion providers.

Highlights:
  • Repeals provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act including, but not limited to, the following provisions (Secs. 104, 202, 204 & 205):
    • Repeals health insurance subsidies for individuals with a household income between 100 and 400 percent of the poverty line;
    • Repeals risk adjustment programs that appropriate funds to insurers covering high-risk individuals;
    • Repeals the requirement that an employer offer health coverage for full-time employees; and
    • Repeals the requirement that an individual maintain minimum health care coverage.
  • Prohibits the appropriation of federal funds for 1 year to a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, including its affiliates and clinics, which meets the following criteria (Sec. 206):
    • The organization primarily engages in family planning services and reproductive health;
    • The organization provides for abortions, except in cases of rape, incest, or danger of death; and
    • The organization received Medicaid funds exceeding $350 million in fiscal year 2014.
  • Increases the appropriation of funds for community health center programs from $3.6 billion to $3.84 billion for fiscal years 2015 through 2017 (Sec. 102).
  • Repeals an expansion of federal Medicaid benefits for certain individuals whose income does not exceed 133 percent of the poverty line, effective December 31, 2017 (Sec. 207).
  • Repeals the following taxes (Secs. 209, 214, 219 & 220):
    • A 40 percent tax on the excess benefit of certain employer-sponsored health insurance;
    • A 2.3 percent tax on the sale of medical devices;
    • A 10 percent tax on indoor tanning services; and
    • A 3.8 percent tax on net investment income.
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A PRESIDENTIAL VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (240-181) - (Key vote)

Title: Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that repeals certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act and rescinds funds from abortion providers.

Highlights:
  • Repeals provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act including, but not limited to, the following provisions (Secs. 104, 202, 204 & 205):
    • Repeals health insurance subsidies for individuals with a household income between 100 and 400 percent of the poverty line;
    • Repeals risk adjustment programs that appropriate funds to insurers covering high-risk individuals;
    • Repeals the requirement that an employer offer health coverage for full-time employees; and
    • Repeals the requirement that an individual maintain minimum health care coverage.
  • Prohibits the appropriation of federal funds for 1 year to a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, including its affiliates and clinics, which meets the following criteria (Sec. 206):
    • The organization primarily engages in family planning services and reproductive health;
    • The organization provides for abortions, except in cases of rape, incest, or danger of death; and
    • The organization received Medicaid funds exceeding $350 million in fiscal year 2014.
  • Increases the appropriation of funds for community health center programs from $3.6 billion to $3.84 billion for fiscal years 2015 through 2017 (Sec. 102).
  • Repeals an expansion of federal Medicaid benefits for certain individuals whose income does not exceed 133 percent of the poverty line, effective December 31, 2017 (Sec. 207).
  • Repeals the following taxes (Secs. 209, 214, 219 & 220):
    • A 40 percent tax on the excess benefit of certain employer-sponsored health insurance;
    • A 2.3 percent tax on the sale of medical devices;
    • A 10 percent tax on indoor tanning services; and
    • A 3.8 percent tax on net investment income.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (52-47) - (Key vote)

Title: Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act and rescinds funds from abortion providers.

Highlights:
  • Repeals provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act including, but not limited to, the following provisions (Secs. 104, 202, 204 & 205):
    • Repeals health insurance subsidies for individuals with a household income between 100 and 400 percent of the poverty line;
    • Repeals risk adjustment programs that appropriate funds to insurers covering high-risk individuals;
    • Repeals the requirement that an employer offer health coverage for full-time employees; and
    • Repeals the requirement that an individual maintain minimum health care coverage.
  • Prohibits the appropriation of federal funds for 1 year to a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, including its affiliates and clinics, which meets the following criteria (Sec. 206):
    • The organization primarily engages in family planning services and reproductive health;
    • The organization provides for abortions, except in cases of rape, incest, or danger of death; and
    • The organization received Medicaid funds exceeding $350 million in fiscal year 2014.
  • Increases the appropriation of funds for community health center programs from $3.6 billion to $3.84 billion for fiscal years 2015 through 2017 (Sec. 102).
  • Repeals an expansion of federal Medicaid benefits for certain individuals whose income does not exceed 133 percent of the poverty line, effective December 31, 2017 (Sec. 207).
  • Repeals the following taxes (Secs. 209, 214, 219 & 220):
    • A 40 percent tax on the excess benefit of certain employer-sponsored health insurance;
    • A 2.3 percent tax on the sale of medical devices;
    • A 10 percent tax on indoor tanning services; and
    • A 3.8 percent tax on net investment income.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (240-189) - (Key vote)

Title: Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act and rescinds funds from abortion providers.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act which requires an individual to maintain minimum essential health care coverage (Sec. 301).
  • Repeals the employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act which requires certain employers to offer full-time employees the opportunity to enroll in minimum essential health care coverage under an eligible employer-sponsored plan (Sec. 302).
  • Specifies that the repeal of the individual and employer mandates is effective retroactively on December 31, 2014 (Secs. 301 & 302).
  • Repeals the excise tax on certain medical devices and the tax on certain high-priced employee health insurance premiums and health plans (Secs. 303 & 304).
  • Prohibits federal funds from being appropriated to a reproductive health or family planning organization that provides elective abortions for 1 year (Sec. 202).
  • Exempts an organization from the provisions of this bill if it provides abortions in the case of rape or incest, or in the case where a woman is in danger of death unless an abortion is performed (Sec. 202).
Note:

NOTE: RECONCILIATION IS A LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE THAT REFERS TO A BILL CONTAINING CHANGES IN LAW RECOMMENDED PURSUANT TO RECONCILIATION INSTRUCTIONS IN A BUDGET RESOLUTION. RECONCILIATION BILLS CANNOT BE FILIBUSTERED BY THE SENATE.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015

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