By Bruce Japsen
March 6, 2017
The Republican-led U.S. House proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act
could hurt millions of Americans who suffer mental illness or substance
abuse of drugs like opioids because it rolls back the ACA's Medicaid
expansion, say four GOP senators.
After seven years of attempting to derail the ACA signed into law by
President Barack Obama in 2010, the House Republican legislation backed by
Speaker Paul Ryan emerged from secrecy Monday to criticism from key
Republican senators whose votes it will need to become law. With Democrats
certain to oppose any GOP measure that overturns the ACA, all 52 Republican
senators will be needed for any replacement.