The American Health Care Act Would Toss the States a Hot Potato
6 Pages Posted: 24 May 2017 Last revised: 27 Apr 2018
Date Written: May 8, 2017
This essay explains how the American Health Care Act (AHCA) – the House Republicans’ proposed replacement for Obamacare – would toss a hot potato to state governments. Were the AHCA to be enacted into law, state governments would need to act promptly if they are to save individual insurance markets within their states. This essay explains measures that state governments might take to respond to this threat.
Keywords: tax, healthcare, health, obamacare, affordable care act, american health care act
JEL Classification: K34, H75, I11, I1
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