|Day & Time:||Tuesday , October 3, 2017 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM|
Now that Republicans have control of the Presidency and both chambers of Congress, they finally have the opportunity to deliver on their campaign promises of repealing and replacing the ACA. But, politics has made this feat more challenging than some may have imagined. At the time of this submission, it remains unclear whether Congress will be able to succeed in passing an ACA alternative. Moreover, the details of that proposal remain in a constant state of flux, as Congress tries to strike the appropriate balance to win the necessary votes. This presentation will examine the current state of the AHCA, how it departs from the Affordable Care Act, and what obstacles remain to the law’s ultimate passage and implementation.
The AHCA represents a fundamental shift from the ACA’s approach to coverage expansion. While the ACA focused on increasing the insurance pool to bring down the costs of insurance for previously uninsurable individuals, the AHCA’s focus is on coverage “access”, with an emphasis on reducing premium costs. The ACA faced challenges in implementation, and the AHCA (if passed) promises to face challenges of its own. In this session, we will explore the following: