Background on the ACA: What’s in place, what yet to come. Peter C. Damiano Director, Public Policy Center and Professor, College of Dentistry University of Iowa [email protected] Johnson County League of Women Voters Series on the US Constitution. May 10, 2012. Today’s Topics .
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
Average spending on health per capita ($US )
Total health expenditures as percent of GDP
(those earning less than about $30,000 for a family of four)
• 41% > one year
Source: The Income Divide in Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act Will Help Restore Fairness to the U.S. Health System. The first Commonwealth Fund Health Insurance Tracking Survey of U.S. Adults. Sara R. Collins, et al. February 7, 2012
*Cost estimated to be $28,500 in 2019
$124 Billion in reductions in the deficit first ten years
$1.2 Trillion second ten years
Source: Congressional Budget Office, March 2010
Source: CBO report to Congress, March 2010
25 reforms enacted in 2010
18 of 21 enacted in 2011
Iowa Health Information Network
Accountable Care Organizations
How much of a factor will this decision be in the election?
Most time since 1966
November 7, 2011 ruling
“The right to be free from federal regulation is not absolute, and yields to the imperative that Congress be free to forge national solutions to national problems, no matter how local — or seemingly passive — their individual origins,” he wrote. The fact that Congress may have never issued an individual mandate to purchase something before, a central argument for many opposing the law, “seems to us a political judgment rather than a recognition of constitutional limitations,”
NY Times, Nov. 8, 2011