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…)
It’s the last thing you want to worry about during a trip to emergency room. Yet, millions of Americans have to deal with surprise medical bills. Paul Ginsburg and his colleagues at Brookings offer solutions for how to eliminate them.
Understanding the context of opioid providing, provider patterns, and patient behavior is the first step to developing policies that will adequately halt this pressing public health crisis. Two studies co-written by Schaeffer Center researchers analyze this context within the Medicare population. (more…)
As payment models move towards non-fee-for-service systems, primary care providers will increasingly be positioned as the quarterbacks for the healthcare team. Guest contributors Bob Kocher and Anuraag Chigurupati discuss what this change means for specialists, hospitals, and health systems. (more…)