Understanding the Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill Proposal

by Phil C. Solomon on September 25, 2017

in Revenue Cycle Management

Healthcare stakeholders should be educated on the policy proposals contained in the Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill proposal.  This updated chart provides a comparative analysis of the Graham-Cassidy Bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the ACA.

The chart highlights each bill’s treatment of a number of core issues, including:
•    Insurance subsidies
•    Individual mandate
•    Employer mandate
•    Young adults
•    Essential health benefits
•    Prohibition on annual and lifetime limits
•    Age-rated limit
•    Health status premium underwriting
•    Preexisting condition coverage
•    Relief for high-risk individuals
•    Medicaid expansion
•    Traditional Medicaid
•    Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
•    Tax provisions



Phil C. Solomon is the publisher of Revenue Cycle News, a healthcare business information blog and serves as the Vice President of Marketing Strategy for MiraMed, a healthcare revenue cycle outsourcing company.  As an executive leader, he is responsible for creating and executing sales and marketing strategies which drive new business development and client engagement. Phil has over 25 years’ experience consulting on a broad range of healthcare initiatives for clinical and revenue cycle performance improvement.  He has worked with industry’s largest health systems developing executable strategies for revenue enhancement, expense reduction, and clinical transformation. He can be reached at philcsolomon@gmail.com

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