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Based on this analysis, we estimate that the Graham-Cassidy legislation would reduce the number of people with insurance coverage by around 21 million each year during the 2020 through 2026 period. (more…)
How Would the Revised Senate Health Care Bill Affect Individual Market Premiums in 2026 and Over the Long Run?
We find that the current population of individual market enrollees would pay more for the same level of coverage under the BCRA than under current law, before accounting for any premium tax credits for which individuals may be eligible. (more…)
While many reactions to the CBO analysis focused on how the BCRA would affect insurance coverage, the bill’s effects on individual market insurance premiums have also received considerable attention.
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…)
There is room to modify the bundled payment models to address concerns raised by Secretary Price and others without damaging the integrity of the models. (more…)
We estimate that premiums would be around 13 percent higher under the AHCA than they are under current law, holding plan generosity and the individual market age distribution fixed at their current law levels. (more…)
What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers. (more…)
The BCRA revised July 20 would increase total costs for lower-income enrollees in all age groups, finds Loren Adler and Paul Ginsburg in their updated analysis.
Loren Adler and Paul Ginsburg find that the BCRA would increase total costs for lower-income enrollees in all age groups. (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.
More than a dozen states have enacted various protective measures to protect patients from surprise medical bills. This post outlines why federal action is needed and recommendations on how to move forward. (more…)
The GOP replacement plans are split over or unclear about whether to keep the ACA’s requirement that plans include an annual out-of-pocket expense limit and no lifetime limit on how much health coverage the plan will cover. They shouldn’t be. (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…)
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…)
Alice Rivlin and Loren Adler outline five major takeaways from the 2016 Medicare Trustees Report. 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…)