9512. This weeks discussion focuses on the federal governments role in protecting the publics health using the ACA and current efforts to repeal and replace the ACA. Please note that the governments role in protecting the publics health did not begin with the ACA. In the late 1800s, Lilian Wald brought health care to the community. And in 1965, Congress passed bills authorizing Medicare and Medicaid. Since 1965, Congress has expanded government-sponsored health care to pregnant women and children. Answer the following question: Compare the current provisions in the ACA with those in the failed first version of the AHCA. Share your opinions about why the AHCA failed in the first attempt at passage.