Congressional Briefing: March 17, 2017

Repeal, Replace, Repair, or Improve? The Future of the ACA

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Friday, March 17, 2017


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


2045 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

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About the Program

With a new administration in the White House, Congress is taking a renewed look at the Affordable Care Act. Some policymakers have vowed to repeal and replace the ACA, while others are advocating for targeted repairs to the health care system. Multiple proposals to repeal, replace, repair, or improve the health reform law have emerged.

Regardless of how Congress proceeds, the impacts will be felt throughout the health care system. How could proposed changes affect American consumers in terms of insurance coverage and costs? What are the potential impacts of alternative policies for the federal budget? What challenges do policymakers face in designing a health care system that provides access to affordable, high-quality health coverage? This briefing will discuss the impacts of policies proposed by both sides of the aisle including

  • Repeal of or alternatives to the individual mandate
  • Changes to rules regulating the individual market
  • Alternative subsidy structures
  • Changes to the federal financing structure of Medicaid
  • Options to replace the Cadillac tax.

About the Speaker

Christine Eibner is a senior economist and an associate director of the Health Services Delivery Systems program at the RAND Corporation. She is director of RAND COMPARE, a project that uses economic modeling to predict how individuals and employers will respond to major health care policy changes. She is also a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

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