Tag Archives: American Health Care Act

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

How Could The 21st Century Cures Act And The Joint Commission Improve Eating Disorder Care?

With the potential for increased coverage of eating disorder treatment through parity clarification and appropriate federal regulations, there will be a burgeoning interest in quality performance from regulators, payers, and the public.

June 28, 2017

The Downstream Consequences Of Per Capita Spending Caps In Medicaid

From the lens of economics, we draw an analogy to per capita payments in health insurance markets and explain how the currently proposed reforms threaten the core programmatic purpose of Medicaid by incentivizing states to limit care and coverage to the states’ most vulnerable residents.

June 26, 2017

The American Health Care Act Could Chip Away At The Medicare Savings Programs

Eleven million Americans are enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid. Of these dually eligible beneficiaries, roughly 80 percent qualify for help paying for their Medicare coverage through the Medicare Savings Programs.

June 15, 2017

How States Are Addressing Uncertainty With 1332 Waivers

Even with new encouragement from the Trump administration, states that want to develop a reinsurance plan for the 2018 plan year will need to act fast.

June 9, 2017

Confronting The Trade-Offs In Health Reform: What We Learned From The ACA

Like most large pieces of legislation, the ACA got some things right and some things wrong. In evaluating how to move forward, we can benefit from seven years of research on its implementation.

June 7, 2017

The CBO’s Updated Estimate Of The AHCA

The overall thrust of the CBO’s report is surely correct, and the task of the US Senate now is to improve the bill.

June 6, 2017

What Evidence Is Needed To Transform Health And Health Care?

For a new program called Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems, the RWJF seeks to fund rigorous empirical studies that are timely and will directly inform the policy process. Such research is critical, given the fluid nature of the current policy environment.

June 1, 2017

California’s Coverage Expansion: Fiscal And Political Risks

Even if the US Senate substantially changes the American Health Care Act, California’s notoriously cyclical economy may ultimately render the state’s heroic health care coverage expansion untenable.

May 30, 2017

The Bipartisan ‘Single Payer’ Solution: Medicare Advantage Premium Support For All

By combining two shots of conservative orthodoxy with one overflowing progressive one, and stirring slowly, it is not at all far-fetched to envision an endgame cocktail for our health care system that covers everyone, decreases costs, and can pass Congress.

May 11, 2017