A Better Way to Fix Health Care

In June, the Health Care Task Force appointed by House Speaker Paul Ryan released its “A Better Way to Fix Health Care” plan. The white paper, referred to in this report as the Plan, proposes a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replaces it with an alternate coverage strategy, different tax policy, […]

Healthcare Reform to Make America Great Again

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has released a plan on his website to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).[1] The replacement, referred to in this report as the Proposal, would remove barriers to allow the sale of health insurance across state lines, and permit households to deduct premiums from their taxable income, among other changes. This […]

Employer Exclusion Cap Revenue and Enrollment Effects

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has many provisions that are meant to put downward pressure on premiums and health care spending. Currently, an excise tax is set to be implemented in the year 2020 on high-cost Employer Sponsored Insurance (ESI) plans. This tax is meant to curb spending in the ESI market and raise tax […]

Medicare for All: Leaving No One Behind

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has designed a replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), called “Medicare for All: Leaving No One Behind.” The replacement, referred to in this report as the Plan, is a proposal for a single-payer health program that is managed by the federal government with the goal of universal coverage. This report […]

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 […]