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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Health and Economy Baseline Estimates

In April, the first season of open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace) implemented by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) concluded. Despite initial problems with the website roll-out and some remaining infrastructural challenges, the Marketplace has largely been able to provide a viable market for commercial, non-group insurance—also known as the individual market. The […]

The Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment Act

In January 2014, Senators Richard Burr (NC), Tom Coburn (OK), and Orrin Hatch (UT) made public a proposal—the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment (CARE) Act. The CARE Act would repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA)—with the exception of […]

H.R. 574 Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act of 2013

Medicare’s payment rates to physicians are based on a fee schedule that specifies the payment for each type of service rendered. The relative fees are determined by the inputs required to produce each type of service, adjusted to account for geographical differences in input prices. Relative fees are translated into actual dollar amounts by applying […]