What Are the Implications of Repealing the Affordable Care Act for Medicare Spending and Beneficiaries? | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

This brief explores the implications for Medicare and beneficiaries of repealing Medicare provisions in the ACA. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that full repeal of the ACA would increase Medicare spending by $802 billion from 2016 to 2025.1 Full repeal would increase spending primarily by restoring higher payments to health care providers and Medicare Advantage plans. The increase in Medicare spending would likely lead to higher Medicare premiums, deductibles, and cost sharing for beneficiaries, and accelerate the insolvency of the Medicare Part A trust fund. Policymakers will confront decisions about the Medicare provisions in the ACA in their efforts to repeal and replace the law.

Source: What Are the Implications of Repealing the Affordable Care Act for Medicare Spending and Beneficiaries? | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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