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To Promote Stability in Health Insurance Exchanges, End the Uncertainty Around Cost-Sharing and Other Rules
While it is unclear whether the changes included in the CMS rule will have a small positive or negative impact on market stability, it is clear that the impact pales in comparison to the instability caused by the lack of commitment to fund the ACA’s cost-sharing reduction subsidies or to enforce the individual mandate. (more…)
In anticipation of the official CBO estimates, this blog post draws upon prior CBO estimates and analysis to assess how they will likely expect this legislation to impact insurance coverage.
In order to mitigate incentives for insurance companies to avoid sicker patients, policymakers will need to include a risk adjustment program in any replacement reforms that require insurers to issue insurance to any applicant and set limits on adjusting premiums to fully reflect an enrollee’s health status. (more…)
The tax cuts that would be enacted if Congress models its ACA repeal on the legislation that was passed early last year through the budget reconciliation process would make it much more difficult to achieve a sustainable replacement plan that provides meaningful coverage without increasing deficits. (more…)
Republicans have offered up no shortage of ACA replacement plans, but many are still in outline form or lack critical details. This post outlines why repealing with out a replacement won’t work and what policies should be considered. (more…)
The frequency of surprise balance billing is substantial and the financial consequences can be devastating. The Department of Labor can take concrete steps to begin mitigating the problem. (more…)