Professor Sara Rosenbaum was one of the experts interviewed in a National Public Radio spot titled “Fact Check: Trump’s Confusing Remarks To Senate Republicans on Health Care.” Rosenbaum provided some clarification regarding Trump’s statement that Medicaid was on a “really unsustainable path.”
Washington Post Quotes GWHPM Study on Economic Impacts from Repealing the ACA
In an article titled “Health care push has sweeping economic consequences,” the Washington Post’s “Finance 202” newsletter mentioned the Commonwealth study on the economic impacts of repealing the Affordable Care Act and rolling back its Medicaid expansion that was published in January by an HPM team led by Professor Leighton Ku.
Video: Sara Rosenbaum on How Medicaid is Working
Professor Sara Rosenbaum was one of the experts asked by MedPageToday to answer the question, "Is Medicaid working?" View her response here. (The video also features the observations of Paul Howard, PhD, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank based in New York, who is critical of the current Medicaid funding setup.)
CBO Report on Longer-Term Effects of BCRA on Medicaid Spending
Medicaid spending under the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 would be 26 percent lower in 2026 than it would be under the agency’s extended baseline, according to a report published by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on June 29. In CBO’s assessment, the gap would widen to about 35 percent in 2036. Under CBO’s extended baseline, overall Medicaid spending would grow 5.1 percent per year during the next two decades, in part because prices for medical services would increase.
CRS Report Comparing the AHCA and the BCRA
A report released today by the Congressional Research Service compares how the House of Representatives’ H.R. 1628 and the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 would repeal or modify provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA; P.L. 111-148, as amended). For example, both would substitute the ACA’s premium tax credit for premium tax credits with different eligibility rules and calculation requirements, and both would effectively eliminate the ACA’s individual and employer mandates.