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Affordable Care Act
What is the likely impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on healthcare access, cost, and quality?
I. OVERVIEW: One paragraph that summarizes the primary intent of the Law
II. Key Variables of the Analysis
Political issues (What are the key differences in how political leaders are viewing the ACA?)
Implementation issues (What is the new time line for the implementation of the Law?)
III. Impact of Access to Care (Make sure that relevant political and implementation variables are included in your analysis)
Who is newly covered and how is this achieved?
What are exchanges and how are different States approaching them?
Status of Medicaid expansion
IV. Expected Impact on Costs (Make sure that relevant political and implementation variables are included in your analysis)
Consequences on aggregate spending
impact on health insurance premiums
Impact on efficiency.