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The Health Care Choices Proposal

In June, the Health Policy Consensus Group released a health care reform plan called “The Health Care Choices Proposal.”[1] The stated purpose of this plan, referred to in this report as the Proposal, is the expansion of choice and lowering of costs. The Proposal’s key feature is a block grant allocated to the states beginning […]

Reinsurance and Cost-Sharing Reductions Estimates

In response to the 2018 premium increases in the Affordable Care Act’s individual market, members of Congress have written various pieces of legislation with the goal of lowering premiums. Appropriating money for cost-sharing reduction payments (CSRs) to insurers and creating a reinsurance program are two policies that have been considered. In the following report, the […]

Health and Economy Baseline Estimates

Entering the 2018 plan year, the health insurance market continues to see increasing and unpredictable costs, large numbers of uninsured individuals, and inadequate access to care. The Center for Health and Economy (H&E) is dedicated to assessing the impact of proposed reforms that attempt to address these issues. The following report details the most recent […]

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 In this issue brief, H&E seeks to answer those questions by considering two provisions, likely to be repealed: the individual mandate and cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) in […]