The President’s Latest Tweet on Health Care and Why it Matters

2/6/18  //  Commentary

The President's latest healthcare tweet is an example of how his own policy preferences are inconsistent, in a way that will prevent him from accomplishing his own stated goals.

Rachel Sachs

Washington University Law School

The Myth of State Flexibility in ACA Repeal

9/21/17  //  Commentary

The supposed flexibility underlying Graham-Cassidy is a lie.

Rachel Sachs

Washington University Law School

It’s Time To Take Responsibility, Senators

7/26/17  //  Commentary

This might well be Senators' final vote – they should act like it, and own the consequences.

Rachel Sachs

Washington University Law School

How to Destabilize Insurance Markets Without Really Trying

7/18/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

The health care sharing ministry amendment is just one example of a seemingly innocuous provision that could have significant effects overall. Senators should pay attention.

Rachel Sachs

Washington University Law School

Why Process Matters: Health Care Reform Edition

6/9/17  //  Commentary

While attention is drawn to Comey’s very public hearing, something else is happening, largely in secret. The Senate is moving forward with a health care bill that will likely take coverage from tens of millions of Americans, and that will likely cut taxes for the wealthy on the backs of the poor.

Rachel Sachs

Washington University Law School

An Update in House v. Price: When Inaction Masks Turmoil

5/24/17  //  Quick Reactions

Insurance companies are filing their applications for 2018 plans and rates now, with the last deadline in some states coming on June 21, and with many having passed already. If you’re an insurer and you don't know what the rules of the game will be, how can you play it?

Rachel Sachs

Washington University Law School

Healthcare Reform Part V: Don’t Forget About HHS

5/5/17  //  Commentary

Waivers granted by HHS are critical to the design of the Republican healthcare legislation and may have a huge effect on how it works in practice. Here's a preliminary analysis of how HHS Secretary Tom Price is likely to exercise his discretion with respect to waivers.

Rachel Sachs

Washington University Law School

Uncertainty (Still) Has Consequences – and Trump Knows It

4/13/17  //  Quick Reactions

Yesterday, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, President Trump admitted that he's toying with the idea of blowing up the Affordable Care Act in order to extract concessions from Democrats.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

Rachel Sachs

Washington University Law School

What Happens Next for the ACA?

3/28/17  //  Commentary

President Trump has said that “the best thing we can do politically speaking is let Obamacare explode,” and there’s a lot he can do to make that explosion a reality. Here is what you need to know about what might come next.

Rachel Sachs

Washington University Law School

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

The “One In, Two Out” EO Is Now Largely A Publicity Stunt

3/17/17  //  Commentary

Trump proudly describes it as a regulation buster, but OIRA has effectively neutered his widely-derided executive order

Rachel Sachs

Washington University Law School