Tag Archives: Republicans

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

Republicans Should Take The Time Necessary To Improve The American Health Care Act

The ACA repeal and replace plan, dubbed the American Health Care Act, has the major components needed for effective health reform. However, the plan falls short on several crucial details, details that can and should be changed before the bill clears Congress and goes to the president to become law.

March 10, 2017

Medicare Premium Support Proposals Could Increase Costs for Today’s Seniors, Despite Assurances

Speaker Ryan has said that, under the House Republican approach, Medicare would remain essentially the same as it is today for seniors already on Medicare and those over age 55. But would today’s seniors really be unaffected by a transition to a premium support system?

March 9, 2017

How Californians Could Benefit From ACA ‘Repeal And Replace’

There are at least two major areas where California could cooperate with the Trump Administration and the Republican Congress: improving coverage and access for the working poor, and controlling health care costs.

February 9, 2017

The Marketplace Premiums Increase: Underwriting Cycle Or Death Spiral?

In this post, we aim to illuminate the underlying forces that led to dramatic increases in premiums so as to clarify the historical record and provide lessons for policymakers who aim to replace the ACA.

February 8, 2017

Can Community Health Centers Fill The Health Care Void Left By Defunding Planned Parenthood?

Despite the health benefits and cost savings that flow from family planning, there can be little doubt that withdrawal of federal funding from excluded providers will adversely affect access to care.

January 27, 2017

Trump’s Obamacare Executive Order: Much Ado About Very Little

Despite the Administration’s hype and the headline hullabaloo about the executive order, that order constitutes much ado about very little. Indeed, the executive order is vacuous.

January 26, 2017

Would Confirmation Pave The Way For A Price Replacement Starting Point?

Unlike other plans, the Price plan is not a comprehensive alternative vision for overall health care market reform, but instead, is largely limited to replacing the individual and small group reforms.

January 24, 2017

The Problems With ‘Repeal And Delay’

The most likely end result of “repeal and delay” would be less secure insurance for many Americans, procrastination by political leaders, and ultimately no discernible movement toward a real marketplace for either insurance or medical services.

January 3, 2017

Taking Stock Of Health Reform: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

What are the ACA’s successes and failures? How might the new administration and Congress proceed with repealing and replacing it? What provisions might be adopted to replace the ACA and how might these provisions improve on, or undermine, the law's accomplishments?

December 6, 2016