Posts for ACA Implementation

The Takeaway: Health Care and the Election - The Fight For Health Care Justice Must Continue

How the voters thought about health care The election is over and Donald Trump, to the surprise of most people (including, apparently, the Trump campaign team) will be the next president of the United States. Although this will have profound...

The Takeaway: What We Don't Know Could Hurt Us (Or Not)

Here’s a scary sentence courtesy of the editorial writers at The New York Times, “The Affordable Care Act’s flaws are fixable, but only if politicians from both parties work together in good faith.”

States’ Role in Preventing Churn: The Good and the Bad

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 20 million people have gained health insurance coverage, creating a pathway to better health. However, holding on to that coverage is not always easy and barriers remain for many consumers. Even with the...

The Takeaway: Battle Lines Being Drawn

As the race for the White House tightens, a number of stories over the past week have cast a bright light on how the election outcome could shape future health care policy.

The Takeaway: Oh Aetna, Aetna, Aetna

Without a doubt the biggest health policy/politics story of last week was Aetna’s announced pullout from a large number of ACA markets.

The Takeaway: Are We Seeing the Last Gasp of Repeal and Replace? (Maybe Kinda Sorta)

It's been a surprising electoral campaign in many respects, but from a health policy standpoint, what isn't happening is perhaps as surprising as what is happening.

Making Non-Discriminatory Benefit Design a Reality

The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Essential Health Benefits (EHB) completely changed health coverage by requiring health plans on the individual and small-group market to cover the same ten benefits without discrimination. These 10 essential categories of benefits range from general—office...

The Takeaway: Reflecting on the ACA

It was a big week for reflecting on the accomplishments of, and challenges facing, the ACA and the U.S. health care system. President Obama released an article in JAMA.

The Takeaway: Problems With The House Republican ACA Replace "Plan"? Let Me Count The Ways

After six-plus years of rhetoric and sixty-some repeal votes, the House Republican caucus finally produced a document they refer to as a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. (To call the plan disappointing would be an understatement. Despite my...
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