Infographic: A Brief History of ACA Repeal and Replace Efforts

When Donald Trump was elected president in November 2016, repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) suddenly became an attainable goal for Republicans in Congress. Here, we look back at the legislative twists and turns of ACA repeal efforts in 2017.

When Donald Trump was elected president in November 2016, repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) suddenly became an attainable goal for Republicans in Congress. However, with a slim 52-48 majority in the Senate, competing motivations of GOP lawmakers, and the complex rules of budget reconciliation to contend with, that goal was more arduous than anticipated, and ultimately resulted in failure.

From the release of the House’s first healthcare bill to the eventual defeat of the Senate’s revised bill, it can be hard to keep track of the different versions of ACA repeal-and-replace legislation winding their way through Congress.

For a look back at the legislative twists and turns of ACA repeal efforts in 2017, see the infographic below.