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Republicans are tweaking their ACA replacement proposals. The new plans will still hurt enrollees.
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Republicans are tweaking their ACA replacement proposals. The new plans will still hurt enrollees.

David Cutler, John Bertko, Topher Spiro, and Emily Gee explain how Republicans' tweaks to their health care proposals will still hurt enrollees compared with the Affordable Care Act.

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Last week, we presented the first analysis of the net financial impact of Republican plans to replace the Affordable Care Act.

The upshot was that while Republicans focus on rising premiums for plans sold through the ACA exchanges, their replacement proposals would hit consumers’ wallets hard. That’s because most consumers would end up paying a greater share of their health care costs — meaning premiums after tax credits plus cost-sharing in the form of deductibles and copays. We found that the average cost for an individual covered by the Affordable Care Act would go up by $1,744 per year. For families, the increase would be even greater: $6,089.

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David Cutler

John Bertko

Topher Spiro

Vice President, Health Policy; Senior Fellow

Emily Gee

Vice President and Coordinator for Health Policy