29.06.2017 12.43 CDT
Proposals to repeal and replace the ACA contain many provisions to shift health care costs. Unfortunately, they do not do enough to actually reduce costs.
Don’t Confuse Cost Shifting with Cost Savings
Legislative Efforts to Repeal ACA Do Not Reduce Health Care Costs
The Congressional proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act create winners and losers - and may reduce insurance premiums for some of these winners. But shifting costs around does not really reduce national health care costs. This represents a missed opportunity – there are things Congress could do to that might actually lower costs.