Healthcare Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act: Implications for States

After a marathon weekend session, on August 7 the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a $740 billion reconciliation package. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the bill by August 12. The IRA includes significant climate change and deficit reduction policies, as well as provisions to improve the affordability of healthcare for Medicare and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace enrollees.

The IRA provides state health officials with long-anticipated policy stability—and consumers with much needed premium relief—as they plan for the 2023 enrollment season. In her latest Expert Perspective for the State Health & Value Strategies project, CHIR’s Sabrina Corlette reviews the healthcare provisions of the IRA and their implications for state programs. Read the full article here.

1 Comment

  • DrCare247 says:

    The focus on cost-containment and equitable access to quality care is commendable. Looking forward to seeing these measures pave the way for a more sustainable and efficient healthcare system.

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