California Touted As Model Of Success Under Affordable Care Act
A Brookings Institution analysis looked at why some states succeeded and others failed under the law.
California Gets High Marks On Running Health Care Exchange
California earns top marks as a model of how health care insurance exchanges can be run, according to a Brookings Institution analysis released Thursday. The report compared California’s state-run marketplace, Covered California, with health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act in four other states: Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Texas. Some states, like California, embraced the mandatory health program, while Texas and Florida actively opposed it, the study noted. (Buck, 2/9)
In other news, Democrats in D.C. are using job loss numbers to put the heat on Republicans —
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Democrats Hammer GOP With Study On Economic Impact Of Obamacare Repeal
In leading the debate on the fate of President Barack Obama’s health care law one day last month, Democrat John Yarmuth of Kentucky confronted Republicans by citing the potential losses in jobs, gross state product, business output, as well as state and local tax revenues if the law were to be repealed. The numbers, from a study by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, sounded devastating on the House floor, but the authors acknowledged that they didn’t take into account any replacement for the law that Republicans might enact. (Rosen, 2/13)