House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Thursday that the House is expected to vote before July 4 on tweaks to the Affordable Care Act.
Hoyer didn't volunteer details about the legislation beyond saying on a BakerHostetler webinar that the bill would lower premiums and co-pays.
A House Democratic leadership aide said the legislation is being developed with the committees of jurisdiction. The bill is will strengthen and expand the ACA, a source familiar with the effort said.
The legislation is expected to be a messaging bill ahead of the 2020 election, as the House Democrats' campaign arm is planning to make the Trump administration's lawsuit that could eliminate the ACA a centerpiece of its healthcare messaging. The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, but it remains unclear when oral arguments will take place.
House Democrats had begun preparing the ACA legislation around the landmark law's tenth anniversary in March, but the effort was shelved as the COVID-19 pandemic upended the congressional agenda.