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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 […]

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 […]

Additional Notes on the Analysis of the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment Act

Last month, the Center for Health and Economy (H&E) released a comprehensive report on effects the of the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment Act (CARE Act) on health insurance premiums, health insurance coverage, access to health care providers, medical service productivity, and the federal budget. The analysis raised a number of questions on the […]

Gender Differences and the ACA

Aspects of the Health Care Outlook by Gender From the availability of over-the-counter drugs to protections for pregnant women, concerns about improving access to affordable health care for women have played an important role in recent health reform efforts. The Affordable Care Act attempts to alleviate insurance barriers by requiring insurers to provide maternity coverage, […]

Income Distribution and the ACA

Aspects of the Health Care Outlook by Income Class The Affordable Care Act (ACA) aims to make health care more accessible by expanding Medicaid coverage and subsidizing insurance premiums. These benefits are targeted towards low-income Americans who may have the most difficulty affording adequate coverage. Households that earn between 100 and 400 percent of the […]

Report on Age

The national health care debate—traditionally focused on an adequate health care safety net for those with high medical needs or low resources, the elderly, sick, disabled, and poor—is turning to healthy and able young adults in the campaign to bring health insurance to every American. Adults aged 18 to 35 often earn lower incomes and […]