Big promises. Big problems. The Affordable Care Act's rocky rollout has exposed deep fault lines in American health care that go beyond malfunctioning website code. From basic questions of coverage to complex federal court cases, many aspects of the sweeping reform remain unsettled. What's gone wrong? Can it be fixed? And where do we go from here? AEI scholars are following the latest developments, offering candid analysis and original research.
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The Obama Administration’s seemingly imminent decision to give small businesses at least one more year to conform their health insurance plans to new federal rules is a wise if not predictable gesture. But it doesn’t come without costs. Insurance premiums will rise in 2015 to reflect the price of this latest revision.
Has President Obama's claim that families will see premiums drop by $2,500 materialized now that the parts of the law the president decided not to delay for partisan political purposes are in full effect? Was it a reasonable claim to make at the time? Let’s have a look at the evidence.
The “opportunity agenda” was supposed to be the signature initiative of President Obama’s second term. But recent data suggest his administration is waging a war on opportunity instead.
Two of the White House's biggest initiatives—health care reform and raising the minimum wage—will both result in fewer workers, according to Washington's budget oracles. Should you care?
In his State of the Union address, President Obama urged Congress to “give America a raise.” Well, it turns out that Obama is giving America a $70 billion annual pay cut, courtesy of Obamacare.
There’s been a lot of discussion about whether the risk adjustment tools embedded in ObamaCare amount to a bailout for the insurance companies, or are a reasonable feature of the law. There’s been far less information about how much money the insurers stand to gain from these measures, to offset their expected losses.