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Options for further Adjusting the AHCA Tax Credit Structure by Income and Age

On May 4, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a law that modifies existing law through the process of budget reconciliation. Among other provisions, the AHCA replaces the income-determined, cost-sensitive premium subsidy structure of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with an age-adjusted tax credit. While the AHCA does account for […]

The American Health Care Act

On March 16th, the House Budget Committee passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The AHCA, referred to in this paper as “the bill,” replaces portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through budget reconciliation. Some of the key provisions include an age adjusted tax credit available to consumers in the individual market, federal funds […]

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 In this issue brief, H&E seeks to answer those questions by considering two provisions, likely to be repealed: the individual mandate and cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) in […]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 […]

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 […]