The First 100 Days: Improving the Affordable Care Act

February 27, 2017

The cost of US health care — for families, businesses, and government — has been spiraling upward for decades. At the same time, many Americans remain uninsured and the quality of coverage available has been declining.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of  2010 (known informally as the ACA) was a well-intentioned attempt to deal with these issues, but in CED’s view, it has fallen short. Further reform is necessary to retain the ACA’s positive elements, while simultaneously improving upon it to build a better health care system for all Americans.

As such, this policy brief details the challenges facing the Affordable Care Act and a set of market-based, centrist recommendations to improve it.