Tag Archives: ACA repeal

The Social Costs Of Repealing The ACA

Much of the debate surrounding ACA will likely continue to center on costs and access to insurance. But there is also a less visible and ultimately consequential social cost of uninsurance for Americans.

March 7, 2017

How The Trump Administration Could Advance Federal Prevention Policy

Prioritizing prevention can and should remain an essential part of the Trump Administration’s health priorities. Addressing the high and growing costs of chronic disease and tackling well-known risk factors must be part of any winning strategy.

February 28, 2017

To Get Dems On Board With ACA Replacement, Republicans Should Take Medicare Off The Table

With two relatively straightforward acknowledgements, Republicans could create a pathway for bipartisan reconsideration of health care coverage in America.

January 10, 2017

ACA Repeal Process Begins In Congress

On January 3, 2017, Senator Mike Enzi, Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, introduced a concurrent budget resolution in the Senate to begin the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act.

January 3, 2017

Obama Vetoes ACA Repeal, And Other Health Reform Developments

President Obama has vetoed HR 3762, the budget reconciliation act that sought to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Other health reform developments include reports focusing on ACA-related tax provisions and a courtroom win for employers regarding workplace wellness programs.

January 9, 2016

Improving Health And Health Care: An Agenda For Reform

We propose a plan to replace the ACA and to enact major reforms to the tax treatment of employer-sponsored health care, Medicaid, Medicare, Health Savings Accounts, and other areas. The plan would reorient health policy away from bureaucratic regulation and toward patients and consumer preferences.

December 9, 2015

Senate Approves Reconciliation Bill Repealing Large Portions Of ACA (Updated)

On December 3, 2015 the Senate voted 52 to 47 to repeal large parts of the ACA. The House has voted over fifty times to repeal the ACA, but this is the first time the Senate has passed an ACA repeal bill. This post looks at what's in the Senate bill and what may happen next. Also, CMS released...

December 4, 2015

The New Congressional Effort To Undermine The Affordable Care Act

For the first time, Republicans will use the “reconciliation” budget process to advance repeal of the Affordable Care Act. The legislation sheds light on Republican thinking about the future of the ACA, especially if the Republican Party controls the White House, Senate, and House in January 2017.

October 8, 2015

What Would Republicans Do Instead Of The Affordable Care Act?

Given an unobstructed opportunity, what would Republicans really do with the Affordable Care Act? Republican office holders and conservative think tanks have advanced expansive proposals. We identified eight plans offered between 2012 and 2015 that address the ACA’s fate and propose substantive...

September 18, 2015