Over the summer, Congress will likely take a more incremental approach to addressing any amendments to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). After the House sent a shock wave of “repeal” earlier in the year, things appear to be cooling down a little with the new mantra of “repair.”
Some changes to PPACA original requirements already have been made both at the legislative and regulatory levels. For example, the Republicans succeeded in repealing the infamous 1099 filing requirement earlier this spring -- albeit through a bipartisan vote and which was signed into law by President Obama.
Further, some Republicans are now sending mixed messages as to what their next steps will be. Here is one example: