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The Colorado Health Institute is closely monitoring developments in Congress and researching how federal reforms will affect Colorado. We call our effort Re: ACA.
Date last upated: June 23, 2017

The U.S. Senate has released a new bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The Colorado Health Institute has a team of a dozen analysts working to determine how the Better Care Reconciliation Act might affect Coloradans. The team has answered some of the biggest questions about the proposed Senate bill. Click on the Q&A document below.

And more analysis is on the way. Meanwhile, click here to read the bill.

Please join us Wednesday, June 27 at 11 a.m. for a webinar on our analysis of the bill. Register here. (This is a repeat session added to meet demand when the June 26 webinar was overbooked.)

Several features of the Republican bill include:

  • Cuts to Medicaid eligibility and changes in how the program is funded.
  • Cuts to tax credits for private coverage.
  • Helping insurance companies through high-risk pools or subsidies for reinsurance.
  • Repeal of taxes levied by the ACA.

CHI is producing a series of reports, graphics and presentations to track the bill as it progresses and changes through the House and Senate.

Research on the Senate Bill 

How the bills stack up
Q&A: Health Reform 
Webinar link
Webinar Slides








Watch a recorded version of the June 26 webinar.

Research on the ACA and the House Bill

Several features of the House Bill, the American Health Care Act, are present in the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act.

ACA in Colorado
The ACA in Colorado
AHCA Medicaid report
AHCA Medicaid Report
AHCA in Garphics
AHCA in Graphics
What Now cover
What Next?


Public health report
A Close Call for Public Health