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 […]

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 […]

Annual Report 2014

While health care cost growth has slowed in the years following the recession, the United States spent roughly 16.4 percent of national gross domestic product (GDP) on health care in 2011, and the Congressional Budget Office has estimated that federal health care spending will increase to 8 percent of federal revenue by 2038.[1] The United […]

Early Estimations On National Take-Up From 2003 MMA And Future Policy Proposals

This technical report builds upon an existing effort supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The objective of this analysis is to produce estimates of coverage and costs of alternative HSA scenarios by: (1) developing an analytic database that uses information from the 2001 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) as well as existing employer-based data […]