Answering Criticisms of the Conservative Health Care Consensus Plan

by Doug Badger
The Daily Signal, June 21, 2018

The Center for American Progress recently released a study criticizing the Health Policy Consensus Group’s proposal to reduce premiums and increase choices for the millions of Americans who are forced to choose between remaining uninsured or buying expensive Obamacare policies. CAP’s critique misrepresents both the content and the effect of the proposal. […]

Conservatives Make New Push to Repeal Affordable Care Act

by Stephanie Armour
The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2018

The Affordable Care Act should be repealed in August and replaced with a new system. Under a plan proposed by a conservative group, states would receive ACA money in the form of block grants to help low-income consumers buy coverage. […]

Inside This Summer’s Obamacare Repeal Push

by Robert King
The Washington Examiner, June 19, 2018

A group crafting a new blueprint to overhaul Obamacare aims to release a recommendation in June. The recommendation would convert the law’s Medicaid expansion and insurance subsidies into block grants provided to states. These changes would not apply to traditional Medicaid. […]

3 Problems with the Left’s New Favorite Study on Obamacare Rates

by Doug Badger
The Daily Signal, June 12, 2018

A recent study by the Center for American Progress predicts average annual Obamacare premiums will rise by more than $1,013 next year as a result of recent actions by Congress and the Trump administration. But the study rests on shaky assumptions. Here’s where CAP went wrong. […]

The Autumn of ObamaCare

by The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board
The Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2018

Recent insurer requests for premium increases are just the next step in a long series of Obamacare’s fallout. Average premiums doubled between 2013 and 2017, according to Health and Human Services data. Rather than propping up Obamacare with more money, some on the right are working to repeal and replace the law this year, and we’d welcome nothing more. […]

Obamacare’s Cost Sharing Is Too High, Even for HSAs

by Ed Haislmaier
The Heritage Foundation, June 1, 2018

Escalating premiums, higher plan deductibles, higher out-of-pocket maximums, and narrowing provider networks are all manifestations of the basic flaws in Obamacare’s public policy architecture. One effect is that Obamacare’s maximum out-of-pocket limits are higher than those for HSA-compatible plans. […]

Conservative Activists Aren’t Giving Up Their Obamacare Repeal Dream

by Paige Winfield Cunningham
The Washington Post, May 29, 2018

A new reform plan is being forged by leaders at the conservative think tanks The Heritage Foundation and the Galen Institute, along with former senator Rick Santorum and Yuval Levin of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. They’ve been meeting regularly over the past eight months to craft a recommendation for Congress […]

New Push to Topple Affordable Care Act Looms

By Stephanie Armour and Siobhan Hughes
The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2018

A group of Republicans and advocacy groups will soon release a proposal intended to spark another push to repeal the Affordable Care Act, resurrecting a potentially volatile issue in the months before the November midterm elections. The proposal, which would give states more control over health policy […]

Obamacare repeal effort quietly poised for success

by Quin Hillyer
Washington Examiner, May 25, 2018

New numbers on healthcare costs highlight, yet again, how much of a dereliction of duty it will be if congressional Republicans don’t take another crack this year at replacing Obamacare.
The Congressional Budget Office reported on Wednesday that premiums for the basic Obamacare plan will rise 15 percent next year, despite overall price inflation in the rest of the economy remaining at or below 2 percent. […]