Bigger Tax Credits, More Medicaid Expansion Would Make Health Coverage More Accessible and Affordable
Alongside legislation to expand health coverage and make it more affordable, the Biden Administration can take administrative actions to reduce the uninsured rate, begin to address disparities in health coverage, and improve the affordability and quality of coverage for many people.
None of the supposed alternatives to the ACA offered by the Trump Administration or congressional Republicans have the features required to maintain affordable coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
Eliminating Federal Protections for People with Health Conditions Would Mean Return to Dysfunctional Pre-ACA Individual Market
The law is once again under threat, as the Trump Administration and 18 state attorneys general are asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entire ACA.
Far more people with health and financial worries during the COVID-19 pandemic likely would enroll in federal marketplace plans if given the chance.
Congress should take steps to help as many people as possible access marketplace plans at this critical time.
While establishing a state-based marketplace (SBM) presents important opportunities, it isn’t necessarily the right move for every state.
Georgia has proposed sweeping changes to its private health insurance market that would endanger coverage for about 400,000 Georgians who purchase comprehensive health insurance through the state’s individual market.