House Republicans Release ACA Replacement Plan

On Feb. 16, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives issued a policy brief describing its intended approach for replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

In this policy brief, House Republicans reiterated their goals of repealing the ACA and implementing a replacement plan aimed at providing more choices, lower costs and greater control for consumers over their health care. In addition, the policy brief promised a “stable transition period to a patient-centered health care system” following the ACA’s repeal, until a replacement plan can be implemented.

Click here to view what the “impact would be on employers”

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How Repealing the ACA could affect Employer-Sponsored Health Plans

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted in 2010, employers and health insurance issuers have had to make numerous changes to employer-sponsored group health plans offered to employees. If the ACA is repealed, many plan terms may no longer be required. These changes may be beneficial for employers, but could be confusing or, in some cases, unwelcome for employees.

The ultimate impact of repealing the ACA will depend on the specific details of the repeal, and any replacement, that is enacted. While steps have been made toward repeal, it is unclear what impact those steps may have or what […] Read more