Getting Ready For Health Reform 2020: Republicans’ Options For Improving Upon The State Innovation Approach


By Lanhee Chen
HealthAffairs, Nov. 16, 2018

In 2020, the Republican presidential nominee will likely signal broad opposition to the ACA and a desire to replace it with a state innovation–based approach to reform, based on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson legislation considered by the Senate in the fall of 2017. This article takes that legislation as a starting point, contextualizes it within the broader health reform discussion, and suggests ways to improve upon it to enhance the affordability of and access to coverage and to ensure that states have adequate flexibility to implement their policy goals. Read More…