Dec 22, 2016
From the Government Institute
There is significant attention and focus on the future of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). Throughout his campaign, President-elect Trump promised to “repeal and replace” the ACA with a new version of healthcare reform. Naturally, there are many questions about what this might mean.
While any ACA replacement will likely take months and perhaps longer to take shape and effect, the KPMG Government Healthcare and Social Services Presidential Transition Task Force examined the plan issued by Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan and fellow Republicans in June 2016. The plan, "A Better Way: Our Vision for a Confident America"(the Ryan plan), is a series of proposals covering a broad range of public policy issues and includes proposals related to reform of the entire healthcare ecosystem.
This issue brief summarizes the components of the Ryan plan, analyzes the potential impact to states and the federal government, and provides recommended steps that governments can start taking now to prepare for the changes expected in the coming years.