House Republicans propose 'world's greatest' ACA replacement plan

While the House of Representatives continues to work on an Affordable Care Act replacement plan, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) have unveiled their own. In a joint statement, the GOP lawmakers call H.R. 5284 the "World's Greatest Healthcare Plan," and say it makes every American citizen eligible to claim a $2,500 tax benefit and a $1,500 tax benefit per dependent minor that can be assigned to an employer, transferred to a Roth Health Savings Account or advanced for annual distribution. The bill also eliminates the ACA's individual and employer coverage mandates. Sessions tells The Hill that the bill is designed to be "very complimentary" to the House task force's work to outline an ACA replacement. Announcement