Tax and Health-Care Reform Back in the Spotlight
Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed in late March. In the immediate aftermath, it appeared that health-care reform efforts would be set aside in favor of advancing a tax reform agenda. Then, in a one-two punch that surprised many, the White House called for a vote on a revised repeal-and-replace health-care plan and announced the broad outline of a new tax reform plan. It would be a mistake to consider the two completely separate efforts, because in some ways they are actually closely connected.