The election of Donald Trump to the presidency will be the most consequential event for U.S. health care reform since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. Repealing Obamacare will be a top priority for the incoming administration and the Republican-controlled Congress. But there’s tremendous uncertainty on what might replace Obamacare as well as what options will be available for the 20 million newly insured who now benefit from exchange subsidies and the Medicaid expansion. When might premium subsidies and the individual mandate be repealed? How would high-risk pools, selling insurance across state lines, health savings accounts, and block grants change who receives health coverage, and at what cost? This webinar will discuss key ideas put forward in Republican proposals, how this political shift will change U.S. health care coverage, and what questions journalists should be asking as these dramatic changes unfold. We will be joined by MIT’s Jonathan Gruber, an architect of the Affordable Care Act; the Hoover Institution’s Lanhee Chen, a leading conservative commentator and policy advisor; and Jennifer Haberkorn, senior health care reporter for Politico.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 24, from 10-11 a.m. PT / 1-2 p.m. ET
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Our distinguished panel includes:
Chen earned his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He frequently provides policy and political commentary on television networks including Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, FOX News, and MSNBC.
From 2003-2006, Gruber was a key architect of Massachusetts’ ambitious health reform effort, and in 2006 became an inaugural member of the Health Connector Board, the main implementing body for that effort. During 2009-2010 he served as a technical consultant to the Obama Administration and worked with both the Administration and Congress to help craft the Affordable Care Act. In 2011 he was named “One of the Top 25 Most Innovative and Practical Thinkers of Our Time” by Slate Magazine. In 2006 and 2012, he was rated as one of the top 100 most powerful people in health care in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare Magazine.
Webinars are free and made possible by the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation.
“After Obama, Some Health Reforms May Prove Lasting,” by Abby Goodnough and Robert Pear, The New York Times
Q&A with Lanhee Chen: “For Conservatives, It’s A New Day In Health Care,” by Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News
“G.O.P. Plans to Replace Health Care Law With ‘Universal Access’,” by Robert Pear and Thomas Kaplan, The New York Times
“Republicans could keep parts of Obamacare for up to four years,” by Jennifer Haberkorn, Politico
“If you have employer-provided health insurance, an Obamacare repeal would affect you too,” by Lisa Schencker, Los Angeles Times
“New coalition will push back on repeal of Obama health law,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, AP
“Why Republican health reform ideas are likely to fail,” by Christopher Koller, Politico
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“The Bigger Story, and Agenda, Behind GOP Changes to Obamacare, Medicare and Medicaid,” by Drew Altman, WSJ
“Preexisting Conditions and Republican Plans to Replace Obamacare,” by Drew Altman, WSJ
“Patching Obamacare at the state level,” by Nicholas Bagley, The Incidental Economist
“JAMA Forum: Gearing Up for the Health Care Debate,” by David Culter, Harvard University
“Improving Health and Health Care: An Agenda for Reform,” by Lanhee Chen et al., American Enterprise Institute (2015)
“Why repealing the ACA before replacing it won’t work, and what might,” by Alice M. Rivlin, Loren Adler, and Stuart M Butler, Brookings
“Implications of Partial Repeal of the ACA through Reconciliation,” Urban Institute
“Key Medicaid Questions Post-Election,” Kaiser Family Foundation
“Poll: After Election, Public Remains Sharply Divided on Affordable Care Act's Future,” by Kaiser Family Foundation
“Massive Obamacare “Replacement Bill” Is Wrong Approach,” by Freedom Partners
“Replacing the Affordable Care Act the Right Way,” by Brian Blase, Mercatus Center
“Pre-existing Conditions and Medical Underwriting in the Individual Insurance Market Prior to the ACA,” by Gary Claxton et al., Kaiser Family Foundation