Tag Archives: American Health Care Act

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

Making A Prohibition On Preexisting Condition Exclusions Effective Requires Additional Measures

Policy proposals that maintain the prohibition on preexisting condition exclusions without other protections are providing an empty promise to those with health problems and those who may suffer a health problem in the future.

May 2, 2017

Restoring Equity To The Health Law Debate

Millions of Americans suffer every day because we sidelined one word from our health reform debates: equity.

May 1, 2017

Looking Backward And Forward: Assessing The CBO/JCT Analysis Of The AHCA

As the administration and House Republicans mull ways to revive the AHCA, it is worthwhile to consider what the CBO report says about the bill, as well as what the reaction to the CBO’s AHCA estimates says about the way the agency’s role in congressional lawmaking has changed.

April 19, 2017

Medicaid Work Requirements: Who’s At Risk?

Work requirements, such as those proposed in the AHCA, might pressure a small number to gain work on a temporary basis, but is it worth the trade off of causing millions to lose their health insurance coverage?

April 12, 2017

Five Lessons From The AHCA’s Demise

Legislative efforts have a lifespan but our health care system does not. So whether we are still rejoicing or recriminating, let’s take a look at some timeless principles we can apply to the ongoing effort to improve health care in the United States.

March 27, 2017

The AHCA Gets It Wrong: Health Care Is Different

In many ways, the AHCA's reliance on consumers to fend for themselves in buying health care services represents a fundamental rejection of the prevailing policy viewpoint: Kenneth Arrow's argument that the economic problems in health care are related to uncertainty in both disease and in treatment.

March 22, 2017