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 […]

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 […]