Future of the Affordable Care Act on Shaky Ground

5 Ways Nixing the Affordable Care Act Could Upend the Entire U.S. Health System
– NPR

Manatt’s Cindy Mann, a partner with our Manatt Health team, spoke with NPR for an article on what may happen if the Affordable Care Act is upended.

The media organization reported on the district court ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional and examined the potential effects of losing the law. Noting that millions could lose coverage, Medicare and Medicaid would be altered and more, NPR pointed out provisions that would be at stake.

Mann said that the biggest change in the Medicaid program would be the elimination of the expansion of coverage and that the loss of the ACA would also roll back a 23 percentage-point boost in Medicaid prescription drug rebates that has saved states billions of dollars.

Read the article here