This interactive includes nationally representative polls of adults in the U.S. that ask about views of plans to replace the Affordable Care Act. See the interactive table for variations in question wording as well as the individual polls included.
President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have pledged to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the ACA. In July, the Senate debated the AHCA, the Senate-drafted Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) and several other Republican-authored plans but failed to pass any of the proposals. Since then, some Senators and Congressmen have suggested smaller bi-partisan changes to the ACA aimed at stabilizing its insurance marketplaces.
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This analysis estimates that total federal spending on Affordable Care Act marketplace subsidies would rise $2.3 billion, or 23 percent, in 2018 if payments for the cost-sharing reduction program were eliminated and insurers increased premiums to compensate. Established to reduce out-of-pocket costs for marketplace enrollees with lower incomes, the cost-sharing payments are being challenged in a lawsuit from the U.S. House.
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- Kaiser Health Tracking Poll – July 2017: What’s Next for Republican ACA Repeal and Replacement Plan Efforts?
- What’s at Stake with ACA Repeal?
- Public Opinion on ACA Replacement Plans: Interactive
- Premiums and Tax Credits under the Affordable Care Act vs. the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act: Interactive Maps
- Premiums under the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act
- Association Health Plans for Small Groups and Self-Employed Individuals under the Better Care Reconciliation Act
- How the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) Could Affect Coverage and Premiums for Older Adults
- Would States Eliminate Key Benefits if AHCA Waivers are Enacted?
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- Pre-existing Conditions and Medical Underwriting in the Individual Insurance Market Prior to the ACA
- Kaiser Health News' Repeal and Replace Watch (khn.org)
This data note looks at trends in insurer financial performance in the individual market, as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces were established, finding that the market showed signs of stabilizing in 2016.
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Public Ranks Children’s Health Insurance, Marketplace Stabilization Higher Priorities than ACA Repeal
Majorities Support Buy-In Ideas for Medicaid and Medicare Among health priorities facing urgent deadlines in Washington in September, the public ranks repeal of the Affordable Care Act lower than reauthorizing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and stabilizing individual health insurance marketplaces established by the ACA, the Kaiser…
The September 2017 Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds large majorities across all parties say reauthorizing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is an important priority for Congress; however, a larger share of Republicans also say it is important for Congress to work on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). Overall views of the ACA are once again divided, with 46 percent expressing a favorable view and 44 percent expressing an unfavorable view. Half the public believes ACA marketplaces are collapsing, and two-thirds of the public say Congress should guarantee cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments to stabilize the insurance market. This month’s Kaiser Health Tracking Poll also examines public support for a variety of competing health care policies aimed at improving or replacing the 2010 health care law, including single-payer.
The Graham-Cassidy Senate proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act that could have a far-reaching impact on women’s health care access and coverage. A new fact sheet outlines the ways women could be affected.
Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Plan to Replace ACA Funding With a New Block Grant and Cap Medicaid Would Decrease Federal Funding for States by $160 Billion from 2020-2026; Then a $240 Billion Loss in 2027 if the Law is Not Reauthorized
The Senate is preparing to vote next week on the Graham-Cassidy proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and to cap the Medicaid program. A new state-by-state Kaiser Family Foundation analysis finds that the major financing changes in the bill would reduce federal spending by $160 billion over…
State-by-State Estimates of Changes in Federal Spending on Health Care Under the Graham-Cassidy Bill
A new health care bill recently introduced by a number of senators led by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy would repeal major elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), make changes to other ACA provisions, and fundamentally alter federal Medicaid financing. In this brief, we estimate changes in federal funding due to the new block grant program and the Medicaid per enrollee cap on a state-by-state basis under the Graham-Cassidy bill relative to current law. We estimate that the Graham-Cassidy proposal would reduce federal funding for health coverage by $161 billion nationally from 2020-2026, with substantial variation across states.
The Graham-Cassidy proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is reviving the federal health reform debate and could come up for a vote in the Senate before the budget reconciliation authority expires on September 30. This fact sheet describes five ways in which the proposal revamps and cuts Medicaid, redistributes federal funds across states and eliminates coverage for millions of poor Americans.
President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have committed to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). How do their replacement proposals compare to the ACA? How do they compare to each other? Includes the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson amendment (introduced 9/13/2017) as well as other proposals from key members of Congress.
The inclusion of major Medicaid changes in both the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that passed in the House and the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) considered in the Senate revealed that is hard to gain consensus on significant cuts and reforms to Medicaid. Medicaid has broad general support and intense support from special populations served by the program. In addition, proposed changes would have different implications across states due to significant program variation across states, including implementation of the ACA Medicaid expansion as well as other health status, demographic and state fiscal circumstances.
In this column for Axios, Drew Altman discusses the main challenges for members and media coverage as members take up the issue of stabilization of the Affordable Care Act.