- The House of Representatives will vote Friday on H.R. 3762, which would repeal core provisions of the ACA, including the individual mandate, the controversial Cadillac tax, the employer mandate, the medical device tax and the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)
- The bill is a special once-a-year measure--a "reconciliation bill"--which cannot be filibustered in the Senate, allowing it to pass with only 51 votes versus 60.
- According to LifeNews.com, another part of the bill would block funding at least 89% of federal funding for Planned Parenthood for a year.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated if the bill is passed it will decrease deficits by $130 billion over the 2016-2025 period. However, Obama has promised to veto any bill that defunds Planned Parenthood, and according to LifeNews.com, the Senate lacks enough votes to overcome a veto.
Before the vote, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said eliminating federal funding to Planned Parenthood would limit access to healthcare for women, men, families and disproportionately affect low-income people.