The Future of the Affordable Care Act

The Trump administration and Congress are working to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and, ultimately, replace it. While imperfect, the ACA provides coverage and access to nearly 1 million Michiganders, and the MHA does not support dismantling these programs. The MHA is working closely with the American Hospital Association and others to continue providing coverage and access to high-quality and affordable care for all. This page provides tools, information and resources on ACA repeal, replacement and related topics. 

Tools

AHA Launches Ad Urging Congress to Protect Coverage

The American Hospital Association is launching a television ad urging Congress to protect health coverage for the most vulnerable as it considers legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The 30-second ad will begin airing the weekend of March 17 on national cable and in the Washington, DC, market.

 

Only 8% of MI Voters Favor Repealing ACA 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 ACA Repeal Means 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 

The American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals together released a report in December 2016 that details the impact a potential repeal of the ACA would have on hospitals and communities.

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.

Hospital Commentary

  • guest commentary published Feb. 27, 2017, Modern Healthcare, by John T. Fox, president and CEO, Beaumont Health

  • A guest commentary published March 8, 2017, Traverse City Record-Eagle, by Ed Ness, president and CEO, Munson Healthcare

Study Examines How the American Health Care Act will Impact Michigan

The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) recently released an analysis of how key provisions in the American Health Care Act (AHCA) will impact Michigan. The U.S. Congressional Budget Office projects that 14 million American would lose their health insurance under the AHCA in 2018, with the number of uninsured rising to 24 million by 2026.

 

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

 

MI Counties Most Vulnerable if ACA 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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