19.04.2017 06.23 CDT
While the debate over replacing the Affordable Care Act continues, it is also important to focus on the law that currently controls the American health care system – the ACA. The Trump Administration has been sending conflicting signals about how it will administer the Affordable Care Act. These conflicting signals may prove to be disruptive to insurance markets - and to individuals.
Multiple Personalities: The Administration’s Approach to the ACA
Trump Administration’s statements – and actions – on the Affordable Care Act look like a case of multiple personalities inhabiting the same body.
The Trump Administration’s approach to interpreting and administering the ACA – and the conflicting messages being sent by the Administration – matter. Here are some of the consequences of these conflicting messages.
23.02.2017 04.49 CST
In the post-ACA world carriers will be given more latitude to identify who they are willing to cover and how they will underwrite and price those coverages.
After Obamacare—What’s Next for Insurance Companies?
The future is full of possibilities for insurance companies.
I have described the likelihood that, in a post-ACA world, the federal government will step back and the states will have more flexibility and responsibility. The next key player in this equation is the insurance industry.
22.02.2017 12.29 CST
Bottom line: under the ACA the federal government became a much more active player in the U.S. healthcare markets. Whatever else occurs in the looming political firefight, it is safe to say that this active role is going to shrink.
After Obamacare – What’s Next for Uncle Sam?
Choppy waters ahead for U.S. Healthcare, but there is a path forward.
As efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) take shape, it is too early to make specific predictions. But, based on previous proposals and public statements made by some of the key players—and some recently leaked documents - it is reasonable to anticipate some of the broader policy directions that are likely to emerge. This blog post is the first in a series that will discuss some of the shifts likely to emerge in the post-ACA environment.