By Clive Riddle, March 10, 2017
Don’t sweat all the granular details yet. Who
knows for certain where the political process will take this proposed Act from
Watch for the CBO “score” on the Act, which will
soon peg estimated cost and volume numbers to what’s being proposed. The CBO
score will likely shape discussions from that point forward. The portal for CBO
healthcare analysis is
Here’s two articles about the upcoming CBO score:
Obamacare replacement is hard to score, budget experts say (Washington
Nonpartisan Scorekeeper in Hot Seat for GOP’s Obamacare Repeal (Bloomberg).
Looking for a nice, quick summary of key
provisions of the Act? Check out the
Association of Health Care Journalists article by
Unpacking some key provisions of GOP’s health care bill by Joanne Kenan.
Kaiser Health News also has a succinct listing of
five key points in comparison to the ACA -
Five Ways the GOP Health Bill Would Reverse Course From the ACA by Julie
Looking for thoughtful analysis of the Act? Check
out the Timothy Jost – the oft quoted in national press expert on such matters –
in his Health Affairs Blog:
Examining The House Republican ACA Repeal And Replace Legislation.
some key opposition points from public interest groups:
AARP isn’t happy about the increased premium load older individuals would
bear in the market, or about Medicare changes. The
AHA don’t like the ultimate reductions in Medicaid and other coverages.
Families USA says the only the
Healthy and Wealthy will benefit from the bill and also take major issue
per-capita caps in Medicaid.
7. Getting too tired to read any further? Here’s six selected videos from major organizations discussing the Act.