The American Health Care Act Would Toss the States a Hot Potato

6 Pages Posted: 24 May 2017 Last revised: 27 Apr 2018

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David Gamage

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Darien Shanske

University of California, Davis - School of Law

Date Written: May 8, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Gamage, David and Shanske, Darien, The American Health Care Act Would Toss the States a Hot Potato (May 8, 2017). State Tax Notes, Vol. 84, No. 6, 2017; UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper; Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 388. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2972965

David Gamage (Contact Author)

Indiana University Maurer School of Law ( email )

211 S. Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.indiana.edu/about/people/bio.php?name=gamage-david

Darien Shanske

University of California, Davis - School of Law ( email )

400 Mrak Hall Dr
Davis, CA CA 95616-5201

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