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President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have committed 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. The Senate is currently debating the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA).
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Early 2017 Financial Data Indicate Stabilizing Individual Insurance Market

Insurer financial data through the first quarter of 2017 suggest the individual market has been stabilizing and insurers in this market are regaining profitability, finds a new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The analysis tracks insurer financial performance, starting before the launch of Affordable Care Act marketplaces, through two indicators:…

Individual Insurance Market Performance in Early 2017

This brief analyzes first-quarter financial data from 2017 to determine whether recent premium increases were sufficient to bring insurer performance in the individual market back to levels before the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Medicaid’s Role in Ohio

This fact sheet provides data on Medicaid’s role in Ohio. It describes how ending the enhanced match for Medicaid expansion and implementing a per capita cap or block grant would affect Ohio.

What Are the Implications for Medicare of the American Health Care Act and the Better Care Reconciliation Act?

This issue brief highlights a major implication of the American Health Care Act and Better Care Reconciliation Act for Medicare. Both bills would repeal the Affordable Care Act provision to increase the payroll tax on high-income earners. Repealing this surtax would move up the insolvency date of the Medicare Part A trust fund by 2 years, from 2028 to 2026, and also worsens the program’s long-term financial outlook.

Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers: Current Status and Potential Changes

Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) authorizes states to waive key requirements under the law in order to experiment with different health coverage models. As Republicans in Congress debate repeal and replacement of the ACA, renewed attention is being paid to these waivers as a mechanism for giving states flexibility to restructure their health care markets. This brief describes current 1332 waiver activity, including proposals in the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), and raises questions regarding the future of these waivers, particularly in the context of proposed changes under discussion.

Medicaid’s Role in Kentucky

This fact sheet provides data on Medicaid’s role in Kentucky. It describes how ending the enhanced match for Medicaid expansion and implementing a per capita cap or block grant would affect Kentucky.

Data Note: Modestly Strong but Malleable Support for Single-Payer Health Care

The latest Kaiser Health Tracking poll finds that while there has been a modest increase in the public’s level of support for single-payer in recent years, a substantial share of the public remains opposed to such a plan, and opinions are quite malleable when presented with the types of arguments that would be likely to arise during a national debate.

Medicaid’s Role in West Virginia

This fact sheet provides data on Medicaid’s role in West Virginia. It describes how ending the enhanced match for Medicaid expansion and implementing a per capita cap or block grant would affect West Virginia.

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