Affordable Care Act Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

The Health-Care Executive Order

With its latest executive order, the Trump administration is acting to provide much-needed relief to some of the people most hurt by the structure of Obamacare, and it is also acting to destabilize the law and create new problems for some of the people most helped by Obamacare.

Macra: The Quiet Health-Care Takeover

A 962-page rule puts the federal government between doctors and patients.

Remember ‘Reconciliation’? The GOP Can Move an Agenda without Democratic Support

Republicans in Congress should use the budget reconciliation process to pass an agenda that is difficult for the president to veto.

The GOP Must Use the Reconciliation Option Prudently

Last November, voters gave Republicans full control of Congress for the first time in eight years. The GOP should the most powerful tool at its disposal — budget reconciliation — to advance an agenda that’s right for the current moment.

Be Prepared

King v. Burwell could be an enormous opportunity for those opposed to Obamacare. But it will only offer such an opportunity if conservatives are prepared to give the states a serious alternative arrangement.

More Fiscal Folly in the White House

The president’s plan expands entitlement commitments and tries to pay for them with tax hikes and spending cuts that will never last.

Debating Economics

There will be room for the GOP candidates for president to criticize the Obama economy even if strong growth occurs in 2015.

Time to Start Prepping Post-Obamacare Reforms

If the Supreme Court rules against the White House in King v. Burwell, states could face a difficult choice between fixing and reinforcing Obamacare or seeing some residents lose coverage they now have. Congress should give them a third option: a viable alternative to the Affordable Care Act.

A Misleading Debate on Health-Care Costs

The trend toward lower health care cost inflation predates Obamacare. In time, the law’s new subsidies will push costs up, not down.

How to Replace Obamacare

The ACA cannot be displaced with abstractions and good intentions. What’s needed is a workable and politically viable plan.