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A Roadmap to High Quality Affordable Health Care for All Americans

This document reviews current research outlining the key drivers of health care costs and advances a new policy framework for bending the cost curve and improving the quality of patient care.

Reports/Research/White Papers | Issue: Affordable Care Act, Cost, Health Care Costs, Health Insurance Tax | Strategic Communications | 12/17/2013

Comprehensive Assessment of ACA Factors That Will Affect Individual Market Premiums in 2014

A new report from Milliman, Inc. helps explain how the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) coverage expansion, new benefits, and market reforms will impact individual market health insurance premiums in 2014. The report highlights how some provisions will increase premiums while others will make health care coverage more affordable for consumers. The focus of this report is to highlight the broad range of changes happening in the marketplace and the wide variation in impact that is likely to occur.

Reports/Research/White Papers | Issue: Affordable Care Act, Age Rating, Essential Benefits, Health Care Costs, Health Insurance Tax | Strategic Communications | 04/25/2013

Annual Tax on Insurers Allocated by State

In this report we have quantified the total premiums by state that will be assessed and estimated per member per year costs of this assessment by line of business.

Reports/Research/White Papers | Issue: Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Tax | 11/01/2012

JCT Partial Re-Estimate of Tax Provisions in ACA

The Joint Committee on Taxation projects that the new premium tax contained in the health reform law will total $101.7 billion between 2013 and 2022.

Reports/Research/White Papers | Issue: Health Insurance Tax | Strategic Communications | 09/19/2012

NFIB Study: Effects of the PPACA Health Insurance Premium Tax on Small Businesses and Their Employees - [PDF]

The National Federation of Independent Business Research Foundation released a study examining the private-sector job loss that will result from the health insurance premium tax.

Reports/Research/White Papers | Issue: Health Insurance Tax | Strategic Communications | 11/09/2011

Oliver Wyman Study: Estimated Premium Impacts of Annual Fees Assessed on Health Insurance Plans - [PDF]

A technical analysis by Oliver Wyman estimates that the new health insurance tax in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) “will increase premiums in the insured market on average by 1.9% to 2.3% in 2014,” and by 2023 “will increase premiums 2.8% to 3.7%.” AHIP commissioned this report as part of its ongoing effort to raise awareness about the impact the tax will have on consumers, employers and public program beneficiaries.

Reports/Research/White Papers | Issue: Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Tax | 10/31/2011

Marwood Group Study: Impact of ACA Annual Health Insurance Tax on State Medicaid Programs - [PDF]

The Marwood Group prepared this study on the impact of the health insurance premium tax on state Medicaid programs.

Reports/Research/White Papers | Issue: Health Insurance Tax | 10/06/2011

Higher Costs and the Affordable Care Act: The Case of the Premium Tax - [PDF]

The Affordable Act imposes a fee on health insurers that amounts to a de facto “health insurance premium tax” that will raise the cost of health insurance for American families and small employers. Specifically, under the law, an annual fee applies to any U.S. health insurance provider, with the intent of raising nearly $90 billion over the budget window.

Reports/Research/White Papers | Issue: Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Tax | 03/09/2011