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23.02.2017 04.10 CDT

The largest increases in Health Care Insurance changes involve the role/autonomy that will go to individual states and insurance companies.

After Obamacare—What’s Next for the States?

After Obamacare—What’s Next for the States?

What’s Next for the States? It's foggy out here.

In my previous post I discussed how the federal role in U.S. healthcare markets is likely to shrink in a post-ACA environment. So, who picks up the slack? It is likely that the largest increases in role/autonomy will go to individual states and insurance companies. This blog post focuses on a potential increase in states’ roles; my next post discusses increased control that may flow to insurance companies. Here’s how this may play out:

22.02.2017 12.29 CDT

Bottom line: under the ACA the federal government became a much more active player in the U.S. healthcare markets. Whatever else occurs in the looming political firefight, it is safe to say that this active role is going to shrink.

After Obamacare – What’s Next for Uncle Sam?

After Obamacare – What’s Next for Uncle Sam?

Choppy waters ahead for U.S. Healthcare, but there is a path forward.

As efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) take shape, it is too early to make specific predictions. But, based on previous proposals and public statements made by some of the key players—and some recently leaked documents - it is reasonable to anticipate some of the broader policy directions that are likely to emerge. This blog post is the first in a series that will discuss some of the shifts likely to emerge in the post-ACA environment.