Health Reform News

JAMA Forum: Why Health Insurance Literacy Matters

Larry Levitt's November 2014 post looks at the challenges with people not understanding basic health insurance concepts as millions of them evaluate a...
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The top 50 large-group employee benefit brokerages in the U.S., part 2

Employee Benefit Adviser, in partnership with business intelligence data analytics firm miEdge, introduces the first listing of top large-group employ...
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Top brokerages share why they’re invested in exchanges (or not)

Perhaps the hottest trend in benefits right now is the exchange distribution model. In EBA’s ongoing series of discussions with heads of the coun...
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Top 5 Cyber Monday safety tips

While the internet makes holiday shopping more convenient, it’s not without risks. Employees will likely squeeze Christmas, Hanukkah and holiday ...
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The country's top brokers: Poised for growth

In exclusive interviews, Mercer’s Julio Portalatin and the heads of several other top brokerages — Gallagher, Lockton, Higginbotham, Willis ...
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The top 50 large-group employee benefit brokerages in the U.S., part 1

Employee Benefit Adviser, in partnership with business intelligence data analytics firm miEdge, introduces the first listing of top employee benefit f...
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Proposed ACA changes could offer navigators 'unfair advantage' over brokers

HHS proposes making some significant changes to the ACA in 2016, including controversial new requirements for brokers and agents that some say put the...
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Estimating Federal Payments and Eligibility for Basic Health Programs: An Illustrative Example

In some states, policymakers and stakeholders are considering adoption of the Basic Health Program (BHP) option permitted under the Patient Protection...
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The ACA’s Basic Health Program Option: Federal Requirements and State Trade-Offs

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) gives states the option to implement a Basic Health Program (BHP) that covers low-income resident...
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Mapping Marketplace Enrollment

This interactive zip code tool and map displays enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplaces as a share of the potential market in small geographic...
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The ACA and Recent Section 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waivers

This brief focuses on Section 1115 Medicaid demonstration waivers related to implementation of the ACA Medicaid expansion (eligible for ACA enhanced m...
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Employer Responsibility Under the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act does not require businesses to provide health benefits to their workers, but larger employers face penalties if they don't mak...
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Following Midterms, Both Democrats and Republicans Expect Washington to Continue to Debate the ...

About Half of Uninsured Expect To Find Coverage in the Coming Months, Though Another Quarter Say They Won’t Because They Do Not Believe They Ca...
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Kaiser Health Policy News Index: November 2014

The Kaiser Health Policy News Index is designed to help journalists and policymakers understand which health policy-related news stories Americans are...
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Health Tracking Poll: Exploring the Public’s Views on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

This interactive chart allows users to track public opinion on the Affordable Care Act, from the inception of the law to the present, for subgroups ba...
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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: November 2014

Following the Nov. 4 midterm elections, nearly half of Americans expect increased debate between the two parties over the Affordable Care Act. In comp...
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How 13 Million Americans Could Lose Insurance Subsidies

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman examines the potential impact if the Supreme Court rules in favor of the plaint...
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Map: How Many Americans Could Lose Subsidies If the Supreme Court Rules for the Plaintiffs in ...

This map based on Foundation analysis of Congressional Budget Office estimates of Marketplace enrollment provides a state-level breakdown of the numb...
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Medical and Prescription Drug Deductibles for Plans Offered in Federally Facilitated and ...

The slide show provides an initial look at the deductibles for medical care and the specific deductibles applied to prescription drugs for the plans o...
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