Health Reform News

Share of Americans With An Unfavorable View of the Affordable Care Act Rises in July; Majority ...

A Quarter Incorrectly Believes Newly Insured Under ACA Were Enrolled in a Single Government Plan Majority of the Public Believes the Hobby Lobby Decis...
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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: July 2014

The July Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that over half the public has an unfavorable view of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in July, up eight percen...
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Kaiser Health Policy News Index: July 2014

The July Kaiser Health Policy News Index finds the most closely followed news stories this month were discussions about how to deal with large numbers...
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Where private exchanges go from here: 4 trends

Private exchanges are a complex tool in a complex market, but they continue to evolve as employers switch to them, and brokers learn to work with them...
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Employers consider voluntary benefits for growing part-time workforces

As the part-time workforce in America expands, a growing number of employers are considering voluntary benefit packages as a recruitment and retention...
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Boosting small employer benefit participation with large employer tactics

Benefit advisers working with small to mid-size employers to boost benefit participation can focus on cost-saving measures and enrollment and educatio...
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IT, data challenges continue for Oregon, Connecticut

Technical glitches and data-management challenges have dominated HIX headlines at both the state and federal level, with the latest news showing how e...
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Employers using many tools to drive down health costs

Benefit advisers hoping to stay ahead of the trend of employers transferring some of the burden of increased health care costs to their employees, sho...
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Debunking the myths of health assessments with worksite wellness

Not all health assessments are created equal. As health assessments gain broader use among not only employers but also health plans and in clinical se...
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The Potential Side Effects of Halbig

The Halbig case, if it prevails, would have far-reaching side effects on the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate and the functioning of the indiv...
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Navigating the Health Insurance Landscape: What’s next for Navigators, In-person Assisters ...

On August 5, 2014, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Alliance for Health Reform hosted a briefing to discuss navigator and other in-person assistan...
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Amid Tensions, Legal Immigrants Fear Signing Up for Obamacare

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses new Kaiser Family Foundation survey findings about how fear of ...
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Where are California’s Uninsured Now? Wave 2 of the Kaiser Family Foundation California ...

This second wave of the Kaiser Family Foundation's California uninsured survey assesses the impact of the Affordable Care Act to date on state residen...
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Survey Finds Approximately 3.4 Million Previously Uninsured Adult Californians Obtained ...

Immigration Status and Fears Pose Challenges to Further Expanding Coverage Among Hispanics Affordability Key Obstacle to Enrollment for Those Who Rema...
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Web Briefing: What Worked, What’s Next? Strategies in Four States Leading ACA Enrollment Efforts

On Monday, July 28, the Kaiser Family Foundation held an interactive web briefing to examine the experiences and lessons of four states — Colora...
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The Stakes Beyond the Halbig Lawsuit

In a column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses if the legal court cases about whether the government can provide tax cr...
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Financial and Administrative Alignment Demonstrations for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries Compared: ...

This issue brief compares the financial alignment demonstrations for beneficiaries who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid in states that ha...
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How Obamacare’s Progress Makes Expanding Coverage Harder

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman examines why the job of enrolling the uninsured gets harder, not easi...
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Financial Alignment Demonstrations for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries: A Look at CMS’s ...

This issue brief describes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ plan to evaluate the financial alignment demonstrations, for beneficiarie...
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