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Early Estimates of Premium Impacts on 2017 Spending

On November 1, coinciding with the beginning of open enrollment for the Individual Marketplace’s 2017 plan year, 2017 premiums were released. In this paper, The Center for Health and Economy (H&E) seeks to draw out the implications that premium increases might have on federal spending for advanced premium tax credits in 2017. Using the Department […]

Hillary Clinton’s Commitment: Universal, Quality, Affordable Health Care for Everyone in America

Over the course of 2016, Hillary Clinton has released a series of health care “briefs” that outline various policy proposals that contain her vision for the future of health care.[1] Taken together, these proposals introduce the framework of how a Clinton Administration would amend the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Clinton’s proposals, referred to in this […]

A Better Way to Fix Health Care

In June, the Health Care Task Force appointed by House Speaker Paul Ryan released its “A Better Way to Fix Health Care” plan. The white paper, referred to in this report as the Plan, proposes a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replaces it with an alternate coverage strategy, different tax policy, […]

Healthcare Reform to Make America Great Again

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has released a plan on his website to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).[1] The replacement, referred to in this report as the Proposal, would remove barriers to allow the sale of health insurance across state lines, and permit households to deduct premiums from their taxable income, among other changes. This […]

Employer Exclusion Cap Revenue and Enrollment Effects

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has many provisions that are meant to put downward pressure on premiums and health care spending. Currently, an excise tax is set to be implemented in the year 2020 on high-cost Employer Sponsored Insurance (ESI) plans. This tax is meant to curb spending in the ESI market and raise tax […]

Medicare for All: Leaving No One Behind

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has designed a replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), called “Medicare for All: Leaving No One Behind.” The replacement, referred to in this report as the Plan, is a proposal for a single-payer health program that is managed by the federal government with the goal of universal coverage. This report […]

Health and Economy Baseline Estimates

In the third year of the Affordable Care Act’s implementation, focus continues to be on outreach efforts to the uninsured along with 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 […]

AEI: A Contingency Plan for King v. Burwell

At the end of June, the Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling on King v. Burwell, a case concerning the legality of health insurance premium subsidies in states that do not operate a state-based exchange under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the Supreme Court rules in favor of the plaintiffs, the government […]

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 […]