Future of ACA will focus on lowering healthcare costs

Assuming that the Affordable Care Act is here to stay, Democrats now turn their attention to lowering costs, reported Vox. Last month, Families USA outlined specific steps to take, such as giving public progtrams the ability to negotiate drug prices and placing caps on deductibles. Meanwhile, the Center for American Progress is set to release a paper this year that focuses on full transparency for all healthcare costs. The Obama administration already is focusing on altering payment models; the Department of Health and Human Services announced it would fundamentally reform how it pays providers for treating Medicare patients in the coming years, FierceHealthFinance previously reported. Article