To mark the turn into 2018 from an “eventful” year, Health Affairs has compiled its top blog posts from 2017.
Below are several stories listed on the news roundup, followed by a brief summary:
- Get Health Insurance Through Your Employer? ACA Repeal Will Affect You, Too
At the start of 2017, the attention on the future of the ACA focused on the fate of the 22.5 million people likely to lose insurance through a repeal of Medicaid expansion and the loss of protections and subsidies in the individual insurance market.
- Examining The House Republican ACA Repeal And Replace Legislation
The House Republican leadership introduced the ACA repeal and replacement budget reconciliation bills in the Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees on March 6, 2017.
- The Problems With ‘Repeal And Delay’
Republican leaders in Congress and the incoming Trump administration said they planned to move quickly to repeal the ACA in the early weeks of 2017, with a delay in the date of when key aspects of the repeal would become effective.
- A Look Forward To Health Care In 2017: Top Five Trends
With significant pent up energy among the Republicans and a limited 18-month window for legislation, lawmakers were in an immediate all-out policy-making mode in 2017.