Like many appealing ideas, this one, proposed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), has hidden land mines that are already well-mapped out based on previous failed attempts to enact them, even in Paul’s home state of Kentucky. (more…)
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…)
The Cruz amendment would put significant upward pressure on premiums for ACA-compliant plans, shifting costs toward sicker individual market enrollees and the federal government. (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.
Matthew Fielder examines Senator Cruz’s proposed change to the Senate healthcare bill. (more…)
Loren Adler and Paul Ginsburg find that the BCRA would increase total costs for lower-income enrollees in all age groups. (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.
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…)
The government should prioritize integrative care to curb reliance on opioids. (more…)
National initiatives are underway to dramatically reduce access to prescription opioids, but these efforts lack a systematic approach to provide alternative treatments for these patients. Jason Doctor and his colleagues outline three feasible policy initiatives. (more…)