Health Reform

From Health Plan Week - Leaders from some of the nation’s largest health plans, along with the industry’s two trade groups, turned up at the White House on Feb. 27 to meet with President Trump — and his recently confirmed HHS secretary — to discuss replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and strategies to stabilize the market in the short term. Read more

From Health Plan Week - Moving Medicaid to a block-grant program could cut federal spending by $150 billion over five years, while switching to a per capita cap model would trim costs by $110 billion, according to an analysis from Avalere Health (see chart, below). But states, particularly those that expanded Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), could see shrinking federal dollars under either scenario, which could prompt them to cut enrollment, limit benefits,… Read more

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