Keeping Up Post Election ACA Repeal Immigration and More

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Keeping Up Post Election ACA Repeal Immigration and More
Calendar03 February 2017

G.O.P. Campaign to Repeal Obamacare Stalls on the Details

Robert Pear and Reed Abelson, The New York Times

  • The campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act has stalled as Republicans struggle to come up with a replacement and a key senator, Lamar Alexander (R-TN), has declared that the effort is more a repair job than a demolition. *A must read*

Today in Obamacare: Here’s why it’s so hard for Republicans to agree on replace

Sarah Kliff, Vox

  • This article shines a light on the disconnect between Republican statements criticizing high deductibles and cost sharing and their support for policies that promote high-deductible health plans paired with health savings accounts. Sarah Kliff argues that until Republican rhetoric and policy positions align, it will be hard for the party to coalesce on a plan. *Interesting perspective*

Math geniuses size up 5 ACA change ideas

Allison Bell, LifeHealthPro

  • Here’s what the actuaries have to say about some popular health law proposals. *Worth the time*

The G.O.P.’s Health Care Death Spiral

J.B. Silvers, The New York Times

  • This op-ed by a former health insurance executive covers the ramifications of “repeal and delay” for the individual insurance market. He agrees that the ACA has its flaws, but repealing it without a viable replacement is not an option if the replacers really want to use private insurers to meet society’s goals of access, affordability and quality in healthcare. *Interesting perspective*

How Trump’s immigration ban threatens health care, in 3 charts

Julia Belluz and Sarah Frostenson, Vox

  • Our interest in this article is the reminder that broader immigration reform efforts could impact provider access. It’s certainly a topic to watch since provider shortages present challenges for health plan sponsors. *Skim this one*
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