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Health and Economy Baseline Estimates

Entering the fourth year of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the insurance market continues to see increasing and unpredictable costs, large numbers of uninsured individuals, and inadequate access to care. The Center for Health and Economy (H&E) is dedicated to assessing the impact of proposed reforms that attempt to address these issues. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]