UCAOA Tells Congress How It Will Judge Health Reform Proposals
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On February 24, the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) delivered a letter to Capitol Hill leaders highlighting the elements it will use to judge future proposals for healthcare reform.

UCAOA’s letter was delivered to the Hill the same day a draft Republican bill to repeal Obamacare was leaked, which has come under fire by conservative Republicans as creating a new entitlement program and which was received with mixed reaction from Republican governors who are divided on a replacement plan.

The leaked draft would:
  • Repeal the individual mandate.
  • Give the states the authority to determine essential health benefits.
  • Replace Obamacare subsidies with tax credits based on age starting in 2020.
  • Eliminate the Obamacare Medicaid expansion.
  • Cap Medicaid payments to states based on the number of enrollees.
  • Impose penalties on consumers who don’t maintain continuous coverage.
  • Provide $100 billion in state innovation grants to subsidize high-cost enrollees.
  • Cap the tax exemption for employer sponsored insurance at the 90th percentile of current premiums to pay for the tax credits.

The Trump Administration is expected to release details on a plan for repeal and replacement later this month. Future congressional action and UCAOA’s response will be posted to the UCAOA advocacy page.

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