Policymakers promised to replace the Affordable Care Act with something that would cover “everybody,” with lower premiums and deductibles and continued protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Sabrina Corlette reviews the pending Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act to see if it lives up to the promises. Continue reading
Job-based plans cover 150 million people in the U.S. If the ACA is repealed, they stand to lose critical consumer protections that many have come to expect of their employer plan.
Recent media articles touted the news that Senator Ted Cruz was planning to sign up for health insurance through one of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges. Our colleague Sean Miskell notes that this is an example of the law working as intended, freeing people to pursue their professional hopes and dreams, without fear of losing job-based health coverage. Continue reading
The recent election brings us a new Congress and a new leadership dedicated to repeal of the Affordable Care Act. But instead of pushing for full repeal, the likely new Senate Majority leader has said he would focus on rolling back only the provisions he’s identified as unpopular, such as the individual mandate. Sabrina Corlette takes a look at why he can’t have his cake and eat it too. Continue reading
PBS’ News Hour took a look at the early experience of the health insurance marketplaces, featuring CHIR’s Sabrina Corlette and the American Enterprise Institute’s Joe Antos. Elissa Dines tuned in and offers highlights. Continue reading
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to debate the first major proposal in three years to expand a provision of the Affordable Care Act. And it’s prompting an intra-party fight. Sabrina Corlette takes a look. Continue reading