While both the Trump administration and Congress insist that they will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, neither has yet provided information about what that replacement might look like.
But one place worth looking for a possible glimpse into the future is the Affordable Care Act replacement plan proposed by Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), President Trump’s nominee to serve as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
In 2015, Rep. Price proposed the Empowering Patients First Act as a vehicle for replacing the Affordable Care Act. While the bill was not adopted by Congress at the time, Dr. Price should soon be in a position to exert meaningful influence over the manner in which the Trump administration and Congress go about replacing the Affordable Care Act.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has prepared a summary of Dr. Price’s 2015 proposal. Go here to see that summary and to find a link to the legislation itself.