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Repealing the Individual Mandate would do Substantial Harm

Advocates of repealing the mandate claim that its repeal would do no harm. However, this argument suffers from two serious flaws. (more…)

Like the AHCA, the Senate’s Health Care Bill Could Weaken ACA Protections Against Catastrophic Costs

Schaeffer Initiative Senior Fellow Matthew Fielder analyzes the potential effects of the Senate’s health care bill on essential health benefits and ACA protections against catastrophic costs. 

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Why America Needs a ‘Do-Over’ on Medicaid Reform

Republicans and Democrats should aim toward securing the health of the most vulnerable American children and families. (more…)

Allowing States to Define “Essential Health Benefits” Could Weaken ACA Protections Against Catastrophic Costs for People with Employer Coverage Nationwide

This post addresses the new MacArthur Amendment specifically and provides more detail on why waivers in one state could have effects elsewhere. (more…)

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…)

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