Tag Archives: pre-existing conditions

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

Invisible High-Risk Pools: How Congress Can Lower Premiums And Deal With Pre-Existing Conditions

Maine’s experience in creating an invisible high-risk pool and relaxing its premium rating bands can inform Congress and the Trump administration as they work to repeal and replace the ACA.

March 2, 2017

ACA Round-Up: House Replacement Principles, New Bills, And Coverage Rate Updates

Recent health reform developments include a House Republican Leadership policy brief outlining its favored approach to replacing the Affordable Care Act; new legislation regarding pre-existing conditions, health savings accounts, and association health plans; and new coverage estimates.

February 17, 2017

Don’t Let the Talking Points Fool You: It’s All About the Risk Pool

Deciding how much of total health care expenditures should be shared and how to share it is the fundamental conundrum of health care policy. How do the two parties address this conundrum and how would the parties' positions distribute costs by income and health status?

March 15, 2016

Reimagining How The Safety Net Provides Treatment For People Living With HIV

While the ACA provides a number of straightforward benefits for people living with HIV/AIDS at the individual patient level, the law’s broader, system-wide impact on the delivery of HIV care is less certain. In the coming years, the role of these longstanding programs, such as the Ryan White...

November 9, 2015