House Committees Prepare Reconciliation Legislation to Repeal Portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) 
This week, the House Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education and Workforce Committees completed work on components of a reconciliation bill to repeal portions of the ACA. Next week, the House Budget Committee is expected to merge each committee’s components into one bill. Specifically, the reconciliation bill would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board, the medical device tax, the individual and employer mandates, and the “Cadillac” tax on high-value insurance plans. The reconciliation process only requires a simple majority to pass, and thus would bypass the Senate’s 60-vote threshold for floor action. However, President Obama is expected to veto the legislation.