Affordable Care Act Vs. American Health Care Act: What’s The Real Difference?
…made access to coverage out of the question,” the group said in a statement.
It added, however, that “action is needed to improve the current health care insurance system,” and it urged the Senate and White House to seek “bipartisan solutions.”
Here are some differences:
According the Kaiser Family Foundation, as of April 26, 2017, a draft amendment to the AHCA would allow states to waive certain consumer protections, including essential health benefits, community rating and age rating. If a state takes up such a waiver, the premium amounts for that state in this interactive would no longer be applicable. For example, enrollee costs could depend on their health status, with healthy people paying less and sicker people or those with pre-existing conditions paying more.
This analysis does not take into account changes the House made on March 20 that would potentially allow for larger tax credits under the AHCA for people over age 50; it is not yet clear whether and how those funds would be allocated to tax credits. The map also does not include cost-sharing assistance under the ACA that lowers deductibles and copayments for low-income marketplace enrollees.
For example, in 2016, people making between 100 – 150% of poverty enrolled in a silver plan on healthcare.gov received cost-sharing assistance worth $1,440; those with incomes between 150 – 200% of poverty received $1,068 on average; and those with…