We all understand what “repeal” means. But what does a nice-sounding word like “reconciliation” have to do with unraveling the Affordable Care Act?
The repeal process is underway – the Republican-controlled Congress got to work even before President-elect Donald Trump took office. But it’s a multistep process involving arcane budget rules. And there is plenty that can go wrong – a few Senate Republicans are already grumbling about the idea of voting to repeal the ACA and waiting two or three years to replace it.
This tip sheet by Sarah Ferris – who covered health in Congress for The Hill for the past few years – will help you understand it.