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Allen hopes to vote on ACA replacement by Easter
Would scrap mandates, create tax incentives and health savings accounts
Joanne Atekha of Statesboro, center, gets some one-on-one time with U.S. Rep. Rick Allen, R-Ga., as they engage in a short debate about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the Statesboro Regional Library Friday. Allen was there to tout the free-file tax program while protesters outside expressed their concerns and demanded a town hall-style meeting with Allen. Atekha, who introduced herself as "an average Joanne," expressed her desire to improve the ACA while Allen asserted that the program was already dying and needed to be repealed and replaced with something else.
Rep. Rick Allen hopes to vote for a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, before Easter, he said Friday. Republicans in Congress have been trying to repeal the ACA since it was enacted in 2010. But unlike previous efforts, a successful House bill now would go not only to a Republican-majority Senate, but potentially to the desk of President Donald Trump, another Republican who has vowed to replace Obama’s legacy health insurance legislation.
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