Affordable Care Act

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This week, the top managed care articles included a report from the Congressional Budget Office on the impact of eliminating the cost-sharing reduction payments; a decision from CMS to eliminate 2 mandatory bundled payment programs; and a new value-based alliance that called for ending use of a test for diagnosing heart attacks.
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health studied an average of 27 national polls on the Affordable Care Act taken by 12 different organizations.
Since taking office, President Donald Trump has toyed with the idea of eliminating the cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Doing so would actually decrease the number of uninsured individuals starting in 2020, but would increase the federal deficit by $194 billion from 2017 through 2026, according to a new report released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, shares insight on the impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act.
The notice says some states have given insurers the ability to build a cushion into silver plan rates to account for the possible loss of cost-sharing reductions. An extra 3 weeks would give plans in more states the chance to do the same thing.
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