The Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment Act

Senators Richard Burr (NC) and Orrin Hatch (UT), and Representative Fred Upton (MI) released, on February 4th, an update to the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment Act (Patient CARE Act).  The white paper proposes a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replaces the coverage provisions with alternative policy suggestions.[1] Key provisions […]

American Enterprise Institute: “Best of Both Worlds”

The American Enterprise Institute published a health reform white paper, titled “Best of Both Worlds”. The white paper, referred to in this report as the Proposal, offers alternative policy suggestions to those that were implemented under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). [1] Key aspects of the proposal include a “Basic Plan” available to all individuals […]

Health and Economy Baseline Estimates

In the second year of the Affordable Care Act’s implementation, focus has shifted from website malfunctions and outreach efforts to the enduring problems of American health care: increasing and unpredictable costs, large numbers of uninsured individuals, and adequate access to care. The Center for Health and Economy (H&E) is dedicated to assessing the impact of […]

2017 Project: “A Winning Alternative to Obamacare”

The 2017 Project designed an alternative to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), titled “A Winning Alternative to Obamacare.”[1] The proposal, referred to in this report as the Alternative, assumes a full repeal of the ACA and replaces it with provisions to be implemented on January 1st, 2016. Key aspects of the proposal include a premium […]

Expanding FEHBP Plan Options

Background and Proposal As the largest employer in the United States, the federal government manages the largest employer-sponsored health insurance program. The Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), which offers health insurance to both active and retired federal workers, currently covers over 8 million individuals. The FEHBP is administered by the Office of Personnel Management […]