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House Plan to Replace Obamacare ‘has Republican DNA,’ Especially Regarding Mandate

Does the new health care bill proposed by GOP leaders on March 6 contain enough incentives to keep enough healthy people in the pool of people who desire coverage? (more…)

How Republicans and Democrats can Both Keep their Promises on Health Care

Read our four-step market-based proposal that is consistent with many of the president’s remarks on health care and, importantly, with many core Democratic principles on health care too. (more…)

Do you know what the Affordable Care Act does? Here’s a primer to help

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “Obamacare,” has generated controversy from its inception. Republicans vow to repeal it. Democrats vow to defend it. Yet, unfortunately, many ordinary Americans seem not to know what it does or why some people want to reform it. (more…)

New Data on Sign-ups Through the ACA’s Marketplaces Should Lay “Death Spiral” Claims to Rest

Comparing enrollment changes across states implies that Marketplace premium increases had little if any impact on Marketplace sign-ups, providing strong evidence against claims that these increases would send the individual market into a “death spiral.” (more…)

Affordable Care Act Premiums are Lower Than You Think

Though news stories have focused on premium increases, analysis shows the ACA marketplaces have been successful in lowering premiums for consumers while simultaneously providing better insurance. This blog post is part of the Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy, a collaboration between the Brookings Institution and the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics. (more…)

Schaeffer Center Experts Quoted in Multiple New York Times articles this week

Research conducted by the Schaeffer Center has salience in the media (more…)

Medical expenditure risk: How Medicare protects the elderly and what would change with proposed reforms

A key goal of health insurance is to protect individuals against the risk of large unexpected medical expenditures. This function is particularly important (more…)

Uninformed Decision Making: How Prepared are Americans to Navigate the ACA?

In an effort to reduce the uninsured population in the U.S., the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) introduced health insurance exchanges in October 2013. Since then, people without health insurance can go into these exchanges at open enrollment periods and directly purchase coverage, choosing from a menu of dozens (and sometimes hundreds) different plans. (more…)

Where Obamacare Went Wrong (Or Did It?)

By now, everyone has formed opinions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Ironically, the strongest opinions seem to come from people that know the least about it. (more…)

Don’t Be Fooled by Claims About the ACA Impact on Insurance Premiums

A recent New York Times headline reported that health plan costs for New Yorkers will fall 50%. They were taking the bait from Governor Cuomo’s office, who crowed about “real competition that helps drive down health insurance costs.” (more…)

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