What is Budget Reconciliation and What Does it Mean for the Affordable Care Act?

Wednesday, January 4, the United States Senate voted 51-48, along party lines, to start debate on a budget resolution the Republicans hope will culminate in the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – “Obamacare.” Democrats opposed the motion unanimously and one Republican, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), defected to the Democrats, objecting that the bill…