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This chart summarizes major provisions included in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), provisions included in the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the House on May 4, 2017, as well as preliminary analysis of the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) discussion draft as amended on June 26, 2017, and the revised on July 13, 2017 and July 20, 2017.
This map tracks state Medicaid expansion decisions and approaches states are taking for expanding eligibility to 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). This map also includes information on state legislative activity around Medicaid expansion, governors’ stances on the issue, and fiscal and demographic analyses from the state or other institutions. For states that are expanding Medicaid, but using an alternative to traditional expansion, the map also contains brief descriptions of these demonstration waivers.
The map below illustrates county-by-county premium variation in states for the second-lowest cost silver plan offered through the health insurance marketplaces in 2017. This map corresponds with our brief: Health Care is Local: Impact of Income and Geography on Premiums and Premium Support discussing discussing the factors that drive geographic variation in premiums and structure to support affordability despite regional variation in costs.
NASHP, in consultation with Covered California, created a 50 State data interactive that compares estimated annual consumer premiums for marketplace enrollees under the Affordable Care Act and the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Users can select and compare premiums for several ages, income levels and bronze or silver coverage. View the interactive tool here.
Time is running out for Congress to reform the nation’s health care system, and the Senate is considering two options that could impact state health care policies dramatically. The choices include a bipartisan bill to stabilize the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) insurance markets and give states the information they need to set insurance rates for […]
This month, the Senate Health Education and Labor (HELP) committee began to craft a bipartisan bill to bring short-term stability to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual insurance market. The committee, led by Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and ranking member Patty Murray (D-WA), hosted a series of four hearings featuring insurance commissioners, consumer advocates, a […]
As Congress returns from its summer break, the country is two months away from the start of open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) marketplace, leaving little time for policymakers to develop solutions for 2018. With bipartisan hearings on market stabilization scheduled, this blog examines how different approaches to calculating risk could help state […]
An update on CSRs – Aug. 18 Since publication of this blog, two major developments have occurred. The White House indicated that the Administration will make CSR payments for August. The Administration has not commented about future payments; the next is due Sept. 20. On Aug. 15, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis […]
After recent failed efforts to pass a health care repeal or replace bill, Congress spent much of last week re-grouping on a future healthcare strategy. While most current signals point to the likely end of a full ACA legislative repeal effort, there is pervasive recognition that there are issues that need to be urgently addressed […]