The American Health Care Act

The American Health Care Act is among the health-related bills that require the support from the majority of the housing member as well as the Senate who will pass the act to become law. I support the bill because I believe that it will transform the healthcare sector in the United States. Before the bill becomes law, it has to pass through all the legislative stages that are meant to scrutinize the bill before it can become law. The different legislative stages are intended to ensure all the aspects related to the proposed bill are taken care of to ensure that the law is not exploited.

The stage that I believe is important in the development of the bill is stage four where Congress is tasked with the responsibility of scrutinizing the bill (Soule and Brayden). The members of Congress get the opportunity to discuss and give views about what they think of the bill. There are various stages that the bill has to go through before it can become law. All the bill pass through the same process although the bills have different perspectives.

The bill begins at the drafting stage where the ‘mover’ of the bills craft the bill from scratch based on what needs to be included. The drafted bill is then introduced to the house of the representatives and the Senate for consideration (Longley). Once the bill has been introduced, it becomes a sponsored bill. The house then adopted the bill and referred to different committees.  The American Health Care Act needs to pass through the health committee in the Congress. The committee is responsible for carrying out research and presenting their report of the research to the Congress including their suggestions. The committee then presents the bill to their full house where the legislators have the opportunity to discuss the bill and then vote on whether to accept it or reject if the bill passes the voting, then it’s presented to the president for signing to become law.

I would recommend the nurses to lobby their representative in the Congress for the proposed law to be voted and become law (Singleton and Kelly, 84). The house representatives for this bill are Chris Collins (R – NY – 27), Janice Schakowsky (D –IL -09), Patrick Tiberi (R – OH – 12) and Ron Kind (D – WI – 3), whereas the senators are Susan M. Collins (R – ME) and Ben Cardin (D – MD). Senators Collins and Cardin are sponsors to the bill with 52 Cosponsors in the Senate and 206 in the House (Legislation, n.d.). If one can convince them to vote the bill, it will increase the chances of the bill passing and becoming a law. One of them need to sponsor the bill and present it before parliament to be legislated; the other members are to offer help and moral support.

The executive will support the bill because they want to provide quality healthcare to the people. The challenges that the bill is likely to face include requiring huge amounts of finances to be used in the healthcare sector to improve the quality of services offered (Sommers et al., 1123). There could be no judicial changes of the bill because it complies with the constitution; hence the bill is constitutional. Judiciary only has conflicts with regulations that are unconstitutional.

The challenges facing the bill is that it lacked the support of the majority of the legislators who believed that the act would disrupt the healthcare system because many people would not afford the new premiums. The act also wanted to force Americans to purchase the unconstitutional health policy. However, the proposed policy change will change the provision of healthcare for the better by eliminating the challenges faced by people when they are informed that their insurance coverage doesn’t cover all the diseases. The earlier universal healthcare policy gave the government insurance provider the right to cover a few selected diseases locking out other patients.




Works Cited

Longley, Robert. “The Legislative Process: Overview (Video).” Beta.Congress.Gov, 2018,

Singleton, Patrick A., and Kelly J. Clifton. “Considering health in US metropolitan long-range transportation plans: A review of guidance statements and performance measures.” Transport Policy 57 (2017): 79-89.

Sommers, Benjamin D., et al. “Three-year impacts of the Affordable Care Act: improved medical care and health among low-income adults.” Health Affairs 36.6 (2017): 1119-1128.

Soule, Sarah, and Brayden King. “The stages of the policy process and the equal rights amendment, 2001–2018.” American Journal of Sociology 111.6 (2016)