Category Archives: Health Care Reform

Opportunities to Advance Patient-Centeredness and Equity

With the historic enactment of national health care reform in March 2010, it can be a little overwhelming to understand all the details and implications of this huge structural shift in national health care policy.

As I continue to refine my own knowledge and understanding of the national health care reform law, I will share my analyses and presentations here. I will be highlighting what I call the “patient-centeredness” and “equity” elements of the legislation, two of the components of health care quality identified by the Institute of Medicine.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: House Health Bill – Tax Cuts for Wealthy, Insurers, and Drug Companies Paid for by Low- and Middle-Income Families

This policy brief from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities describes the massive tax cuts for the wealthiest of Americans, health insurance plans, pharmaceutical companies, and medical device manufacturers included in the House Republican-enacted American Health Care Act (H.R. … Continue reading

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Congressional Budget Office: American Health Care Act Would Result in 23 Million Americans Uninsured

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has finally had the opportunity to analyze the final version of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), passed by the House of Representatives on May 4, 2017. It is highly unusual for a … Continue reading

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House Budget Committee: Text of American Health Care Act for Markup

Here is the text of the American Health Care Act to be considered for markup by the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee this week. This is the consolidated bill after markup and passage last week by the House Energy … Continue reading

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Congressional Budget Office: Cost Estimate for American Health Care Act

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has published its ten-year (2017-2026) cost estimate for the American Health Care Act (ACHA), the House of Representatives Republican plan to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The CBO estimates that by 2026, … Continue reading

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Kaiser Family Foundation: Summary of the American Health Care Act

The Kaiser Family Foundation has published this summary of the American Health Care Act to be considered by the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees tomorrow, Wednesday March 8, 2017: Link to Original Source

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House Republicans Finally Introduce American Health Care Act

On Monday March 7, 2017, nearly 7 years after the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have finally introduced the first drafts of what they are calling the American … Continue reading

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Republican Policy Brief: Obamacare Repeal and Replace

Here is the policy brief released today by House and Senate Republicans on how to “repeal and replace Obamacare”, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The plan repeats the promises made by President Donald Trump and Republican Congressional leadership to achieve the … Continue reading

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Trump Health Rule Would Reduce Tax Credits, Raise Costs, For Millions of Moderate-Income Families

This policy brief from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities analyzes the proposed rule misleadingly named as “market stabilization” released yesterday. The proposed rule would raise premiums, out-of-pocket costs, or both, for millions of moderate-income families. If finalized as proposed, … Continue reading

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Proposed Rule for ACA “Market Stabilization”

In stunning governmental doublespeak, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued this proposed rule misleadingly named “marketplace stabilization” that will severely narrow access the health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and reduce costs … Continue reading

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University of California Berkeley Labor Center: California’s Projected Economic Losses Under ACA Repeal

This research brief from the University of California Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education estimates the economic losses in California from a repeal or re-funding of the key sections of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). An estimated 3.7 million … Continue reading

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