The Future of the Affordable Care Act

The newly elected Trump administration and Congress have expressed intent to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and, ultimately, replace it. While flawed in many ways, the ACA has provided health coverage and access to nearly 1 million Michiganders who were previously uninsured and the MHA does not support dismantling the programs that have improved health in Michigan. To that end, the MHA is working closely with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and other stakeholders to advocate for maintaining a system that continues to provide coverage and access to high-quality and more affordable care for all. This page will provide tools, information and resources on ACA repeal, replacement and related topics. 

Tools

The MHA has developed talking points outlining the hospital community's position on the potentional repeal of the ACA and how the law has impacted Michigan. 

Only 8% of Michigan Voters Favor Repealing the ACA/Obamacare Without a Replacement

According to a new survey conducted by EPIC-MRA and released Feb. 15, only 8 percent of Michigan voters favor repealing the Affordable Care Act without the U.S. Congress and President Donald Trump first putting a detailed replacment plan in place.

2017 Healthcare Snapshots by Congressional District

The MHA has compiled a healthcare snapshot for each one of Michigan's 14 congressional districts. The snapshot provides an overview of the economic impact of healthcare in each district and the impact of enacted Medicare ACA cuts. It also lists the number of residents covered by the Healthy Michigan Plan by county as well as the percentage of county residents benefitting from Healthy Michigan Plan coverage.

What Repealing the Affordable Care Act Could Mean for Michigan Hospitals

In a conversation on Stateside with Michigan Radio's Cynthia Canty, MHA Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Laura Appel discusses the impact of an ACA repeal on the state's hospitals and individuals relying on either the Healthy Michigan Plan or Michigan's federally-facilitated marketplace for health insurance coverage. 

Report Outlines Impact of Potential ACA Repeal on Hospitals and Health Systems

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) together released a report in December 2016 that details the impact a potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would have on hospitals and health systems and the patients and communities they care for.

The report finds that, under the most recent repeal-without-replacement bill, H.R. 3762, hospitals across the nation would suffer losses amounting to hundreds of billions of dollars.

Economic Effects of Medicaid Expansion in Michigan

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan has found that Michigan's expansion of Medicaid health insurance coverage has boosted the state's economy and budget, and will continue to do so for the next five years. The expansion's total economic impact will generate more than enough funds for the state budget to cover the cost of the program in the current fiscal year, the researchers report in a January 2017 New England Journal of Medicine article

 

The Michigan Counties Most Vulnerable if Obamacare is Repealed

This Jan. 12, 2017, article from Bridge Magazine takes an in-depth look at the impact an ACA repeal could have on Michigan's population based on a county-by-county breakdown.

The MHA's David Seaman Discusses the Potential Impact of an ACA Repeal with WJR's Paul W. Smith

The MHA's David Seaman chats with WJR's Paul W. Smith during the WJR Live from Lansing broadcast Jan. 23.MHA Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer David Seaman sat down with WJR talk radio host Paul W. Smith during his 2017 Live from Lansing broadcast on Monday, Jan. 23. Seaman talked about the potential impact of an Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal on Michigan residents, including those who currently rely on the Healthy Michigan Plan and Michigan's federally-facilitated marketplace for health insurance coverage. The MHA has been a sponsor of WJR's Live from Lansing broadcast since 2011, and once again had a featured radio spot during the broadcast.

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