Fact Sheet, July 2017 – Summary of the Better Care Reconciliation Act
July 25, 2017
On July 13, 2017 Senate Republican leaders released a revised discussion draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The changes made in this version of the Senate proposal do not substantively change the basic features of the original BCRA proposal. The discussion draft leaves in place the dramatic restructuring of the federal Medicaid program. In addition, the new discussion draft also includes language that could destabilize the individual insurance market.
This latest version of the BCRA threatens to return the market to the pre-ACA discriminatory practices that left out those with less than perfect health status.