- Caitlin Owens
- Jul 27
Here's what's in 'skinny repeal'
Senate Republicans are still editing their "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act, but it's changed since yesterday to include slightly more than the law's mandates but no repeal of the law's industry taxes, per two senior GOP aides.
Here's what's now in it:
- Individual mandate repeal
- Partial repeal of the employer mandate
- A one-year defunding of Planned Parenthood
- More money for community health centers
- A provision addressing the ACA's 1332 innovation waivers. The Senate replacement bill would have made them much more flexible, allowing ACA regulations like essential health benefits to be waived. It's unclear how much more flexible they'll be under skinny repeal, especially because it remains unclear whether the original expanded waivers complied with budget rules.
Caveat: They're still working. Leadership needs to see how much money is available and what members want to do. It's going to be a long day.