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New York Health Reform Watch

The health care landscape is changing rapidly in 2017. As Congress sets out to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the implications for health care across the country and here in New York State are uncertain. NYSHealth is compiling analyses and resources about health reform efforts and the potential impact on our State. Check back for the latest developments.

November 8, 2017
Congressional Budget Office: Repealing the Individual Health Insurance Mandate: An Updated Estimate

September 2017
RAND Corporation: Veterans’ ***** Health Insurance Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act and Implications of Repeal for the Department of Veterans Affairs

September 25, 2017
Congressional Budget Office: Preliminary Analysis of Legislation That Would Replace Subsidies for Health Care With Block Grants

September 20, 2017
Commonwealth Fund: What Are the Potential Effects of the Graham-Cassidy ACA Repeal-and-Replace Bill? Past Estimates Provide Some Clues

September 20, 2017
Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Bill Would Reduce Federal Funding to States by $215 Billion

September 2017
Manatt Health: State Policy and Budget Impacts of New Graham-Cassidy Repeal and Replace Proposal

September 2017
Congressional Budget Office: Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65: 2017 to 2027

August 2017
Repeal and Replace: Overview of Graham-Cassidy’s Market-based Health Care Allotment

August 2017
Congressional Budget Office: The Effects of Terminating Payments for Cost-Sharing Reductions

July 26, 2017
Congressional Budget Office: Analysis of selected provisions from H.R. 1628, Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

July 2017
Coalition of New York State Public Health Plans: BCRA Medicaid Provisions: Analysis of Impact on New York

July 10, 2017
Urban Institute: The Implications of Cutting Essential Health Benefits: An Analysis of Nongroup Insurance Premiums Under the ACA

July 7, 2017
The Better Care Reconciliation Act: Economic and Employment Consequences for States

June 2017
Urban Institute: State-by-State Coverage and Government Spending Implications of the Better Care Reconciliation Act

June 26, 2017
Congressional Budget Office analysis of H.R. 1628, Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

June 2017
Commonwealth Fund: The American Health Care Act: Economic and Employment Consequences for States

June 13, 3017
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Estimated Financial Effect of the “American Health Care Act of 2017”

June 8, 2017
United Hospital Fund: Rewind: New York State Faces Familiar Issues and New Challenges in the “Repeal and Replace” Era

May 25, 2017
Congressional Budget Office analysis of H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act of 2017

May 12, 2017
Empire Center: How AHCA affects NY’s Essential Plan

May 12, 2017
New York State of Health: 2017 Open Enrollment Report

May 2, 2017
Empire Center: How AHCA 2.0 would affect NY


March 2017
Children's Defense Fund: Children’s Health Coverage in New York: Medicaid and CHIP Data March 2017

March 24, 2017
United Hospital Fund: HealthWatch: The Geography of Federal Medicaid Reform


March 22, 2017
New York City Independent Budget Office: For NYC Health + Hospitals, Many Fiscal Risks Remain


March 22, 2017
Commonwealth Fund: Insurance Coverage, Access to Care, and Medical Debt Since the ACA: A Look at California, Florida, New York, and Texas

March 21, 2017
The Brookings Institution: The House GOP amended its health care bill, but CBO estimates of coverage losses are not likely to meaningfully improve


March 21, 2017
Empire Center: Parsing a NY Medicaid takeover

March 16, 2017
The Brookings Institution: How will the House GOP health care bill affect individual market premiums?

March 16, 2017
Health Care For All New York: What does ACA “Repeal and Replace” mean? How would it work?

March 14, 2017
Secretary Price and CMS Administrator Verma Take First Joint Action: Affirm Partnership of HHS, CMS, and States to Improve Medicaid Program

March 13, 2017
Congressional Budget Office report on the impact of AHCA

March 9, 2017
New York State Department of Health: Analysis of the impact of AHCA on New York State

March 2017
New Yorkers For Health Care: Enrollees in programs impacted by AHCA plus job loss and DSH (impact by New York district) 

March 2017
Families USA: Republicans' ACA Replacement Proposals Fall Short of Providing the Protections and Care People Currently Enjoy Under the Affordable Care Act

March 2017
Families USA: Work Requirements in Medicaid: a Bad Idea

February 2017
Health Care For All New York: A COST TOO HIGH: The Financial Harm of the Republican Plan to Eliminate Health Care

Febru​ary 2017
Health Care For All New York: What Will Repeal of the Affordable Care Act Mean for New York?

January 18, 2017
Urban Institute: Partial Repeal of the ACA through Reconciliation: Coverage Implications for New York Residents

January 4, 2017
Governor Cuomo Announces Impact of Potential Affordable Care Act Repeal in New York (includes county-level data)

January 2017
Urban Institute: Impact on health care providers (includes NY-specific data)

January 2017
Commonwealth Fund: Repealing Federal Health Reform: Economic and Employment Consequences for States 


National Resources

A number of organizations are generating national-level analyses and information about the latest health reform developments.

Kaiser Family Foundation produces regular analyses on the impact of Affordable Care Act repeal and replacement plans:

Urban Institute produces regular research reports and briefs on federal health care reform: