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Health Reform

INTERACTIVE: Compare Proposals to Replace the Affordable Care Act

Compare Key Elements of:

  • Rep. Tom Price’s Empowering Patients First Act, 2015
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan’s A Better Way: Our Vision for a More Confident America, 2016
  • Sen. Bill Cassidy’s Patient Freedom Act, 2017
  • Sen. Rand Paul’s Obamacare Replacement Act, 2017
Health Reform

Pre-ACA Market Practices Provide Lessons for ACA Replacement Approaches

There were many aspects of the pre-ACA non-group market that made it difficult for people with health problems to get and keep non-group coverage.  Any proposal for replacing the ACA will have to determine which, if any, of these previous insurance practices will once again be permitted.

5 Key Questions: Medicaid Block Grants & Per Capita Caps

  • What Medicaid financing changes are being considered?
  • How would a block grant work?
  • How would a per capita cap work?
  • What details do you need to know?
  • What are the implications of these changes?
Health Reform

Drew Altman: The Republican Health-care Plan the Country Isn’t Debating

In a Washington Post op-ed, Drew Altman discussed how Republicans’ ideas to change Medicaid and Medicare and repeal the ACA would fundamentally change the federal role in health.

Key Questions: Section 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waivers

A look at the current landscape of demonstration waivers and what to watch going forward.
Health Reform

Map: Estimates of Enrollment in ACA Marketplaces by Congressional District

Of 11.5 million ACA marketplace enrollees nationally as of March 2016, 6.3 million live in Republican congressional districts and 5.2 million live in districts with a Democratic representative.

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