Tag Archives: ACA repeal and replace

ACA Round-Up: Graham-Cassidy’s Demise, Pressures On 2018 Open Enrollment, And New HHS Draft Strategic Plan

Recent ACA-related developments include the Senate Republican leadership’s cancellation of a vote on Graham-Cassidy in the face of opposition from GOP Senators, several decisions that further constrict an already-shortened 2018 marketplace open enrollment period, and a new HHS draft strategic plan.

September 27, 2017

The Graham-Cassidy Plan: Sweeping Changes In A Compressed Time Frame

After the difficult process of considering ACA repeal-and-replace plans, and with the ticking Reconciliation clock, the GOP is rushing to pass Graham-Cassidy. But they should be mindful of the perception that the bill is being pushed through with insufficient time to raise legitimate questions.

September 22, 2017

ACA Round-Up: Bipartisan Market Stabilization Efforts Stall; Iowa 1332 Waiver Application Advances; And More

Talks on individual market stabilization measures collapsed as GOP leaders focus on the Graham-Cassidy legislation. CMS has preliminarily declared Iowa’s application for a 1332 state innovation waiver complete, opening a comment period on the most far-reaching such waiver application to date.

September 20, 2017

Graham-Cassidy: A Closer Look At The Medicaid Provisions

The new Graham-Cassidy proposal aims to provide a temporary block grant to states to finance coverage for people who would be ineligible for Medicaid. But the funding pool would end in 2026, and the funding formula appears not to account for a significant proportion of the ACA’s Medicaid expansion.

September 14, 2017

New Graham-Cassidy Bill: A Last GOP Shot At ACA Repeal And Replace Through Reconciliation

The fundamental idea of a new ACA repeal and replace bill by Senators Graham and Cassidy and colleagues is to terminate the ACA’s Medicaid expansions, premium tax credits, cost-sharing reduction payments, and Basic Health Program and redistribute the money funding those programs to the states.

September 13, 2017

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