Tag Archives: ACA repeal and replace

Suggestions For A Bipartisan Approach On Health Care

There are many differences between the ACA and GOP replacement proposals, and details matter. Nonetheless, the similarities provide a starting point for discussion that could bring about compromise on health reform.

August 10, 2017

Outside Of Washington, There Is A New Vital Center In Health Care Reform

Both parties are missing the vital center on health reform that has formed since 2010. Americans are frustrated with Democrats for not delivering on their promise of affordability, and they are alarmed with Republican efforts to repeal---instead of improve---the ACA’s coverage of costs.

July 31, 2017

Senate GOP Wins Vote To Debate Health Care, Then Loses Vote On ACA Replacement Bill

On July 25, the US Senate began its long-awaited debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act. The Senate voted against a modified version of ACA replacement legislation developed by Majority Leader McConnell and may end up adopting a radically slimmed down repeal bill.

July 26, 2017

Universal Health Coverage? Why?

Forcing health care into a simplistic left-right straitjacket misleads the nation. It is time to recast the issue properly.

July 25, 2017

Senate Parliamentarian Rules Several BCRA Provisions Violate The Byrd Rule

The striking of the overruled provisions is going to make the Republican leadership’s job, which was already very difficult, that much harder.

July 21, 2017

CBO’s Estimates Of The Revised Senate Health Bill

The estimates of the June 26 and July 20 versions of the BCRA do not differ substantially from each other. However, Senate Republicans could spend as much as $300 billion more to create better opportunities for affordable coverage in the private market.

July 21, 2017

The Latest CBO Score Of The Better Care Reconciliation Act Leaves 22 Million Uninsured by 2026 (Update)

The latest version of the BCRA is basically identical to the July 13 version except that it drops the Cruz amendment and includes a couple of small changes in the Medicaid section.

July 20, 2017

Is Medicaid The New ‘Third Rail?’ History Suggests It Has Been For Some Time

The difficulties Republicans are encountering in reforming Medicaid are eerily similar to those faced by the nation’s 40th President. Instead of providing a roadmap to victory, the story of Reagan’s efforts is a cautionary tale.

July 20, 2017

The Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act: What Repeal And Delay Would Mean For Coverage, Premiums, And The Budget

The main difference between the ORRA and the 2015 reconciliation bill is that the effective dates are two years later. The CBO estimates that the bill would increase the number of uninsured by 17 million by next year.

July 19, 2017

Republican ACA Replacement Effort Collapses; States Defend House v. Price Intervention Request

On July 17, GOP efforts to pass an ACA replacement collapsed as Sens. Mike Lee (UT) and Jerry Moran (KS) said they would oppose the bill. On the same day, attorneys general from 17 states filed a brief in support of their motion to intervene in House v. Price.

July 18, 2017