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The Health Care Choices Proposal

In June, the Health Policy Consensus Group released a health care reform plan called “The Health Care Choices Proposal.”[1] The stated purpose of this plan, referred to in this report as the Proposal, is the expansion of choice and lowering of costs. The Proposal’s key feature is a block grant allocated to the states beginning […]

Reinsurance and Cost-Sharing Reductions Estimates

In response to the 2018 premium increases in the Affordable Care Act’s individual market, members of Congress have written various pieces of legislation with the goal of lowering premiums. Appropriating money for cost-sharing reduction payments (CSRs) to insurers and creating a reinsurance program are two policies that have been considered. In the following report, the […]

Health and Economy Baseline Estimates

Entering the 2018 plan year, the health 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. The following report details the most recent […]

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. […]

The Cost of Stabilizing Individual Market Enrollment without the Individual Mandate and Cost Sharing Reductions

What are the budget implications of a repeal of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act? How much federal money would it take to stabilize enrollment in the marketplaces? In this issue brief, H&E seeks to answer those questions by considering two provisions, likely to be repealed: the individual mandate and cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) in […]

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 […]