02.03.2017 02.35 CST
Those promoting Trump/RyanCare will focus their message on accessibility rather than affordability. To the extent they discuss affordability, they will focus on the aspirational goal of making health care more affordable in the long term.
Access to Healthcare Under TrumpRyanCare
Those who rely on financial support under ACA are likely to find themselves entering new terrain.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) sought to provide increased access to health insurance with two different sets of provisions – those impacting “market” access (“If I apply for a policy, can I get one?”) and others focused on “financial” access (“Can I afford a policy?”). This blog post will describe how Trump/RyanCare is likely to treat the market access provisions of ACA differently than the financial access provisions - and how different groups will be affected.