Health Reform News

Interactive Maps: Estimates of Enrollment in ACA Marketplaces and Medicaid Expansion

As the 115th U.S. Congress deliberates the future of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, an interactive map from the Kaiser Family Found...
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Obamacare Debate: Where GOP Governors Stand on Repeal and Replace

This was published as a Wall Street Journal Think Tank column on January 10, 2017. As the Republican Party’s debate over repealing and replacing O...
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The Future of Contraceptive Coverage

This issue brief explains the Affordable Care Act's current contraceptive coverage rule, the impact it has had on women, and the state of contraceptiv...
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Poll: Public Divided on Repealing Obamacare, But Few Want It Repealed Without Replacement Details

As Congress begins to work on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that one in five Americans...
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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Health Care Priorities for 2017

The most recent Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that health care is among the top issues, with the economy and jobs and immigration, Americans want ...
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The Health Care Plan Trump Voters Really Want

In a New York Times op-ed, Drew Altman draws on observations from focus groups in rust belt states of people in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketpl...
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What Are the Implications of Repealing the Affordable Care Act for Medicare Spending and ...

The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) included many provisions affecting the Medicare program and the 57 million seniors and people with disabilities who...
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What Might a Repeal of the Affordable Care Act Mean for Medicare?

As Republican policymakers consider how to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they are likely to face a number of decisions about wheth...
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Repeal of Obamacare Could Cause the ‘Death Spiral’ Critics Warned About

Originally published in The Los Angeles Times, this perspective examines the potential implications for the individual market if key parts of the Affo...
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An Estimated 52 Million Adults Have Pre-Existing Conditions That Would Make Them Uninsurable ...

A new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis finds that 52 million adults under 65 – or 27 percent of that population — have pre-existing health co...
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Pre-existing Conditions and Medical Underwriting in the Individual Insurance Market Prior to the ACA

This brief reviews medical underwriting practices by private insurers in the individual health insurance market prior to 2014, and estimates how many ...
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Preexisting Conditions and Republican Plans to Replace Obamacare

In this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, Drew Altman discusses new data highlighting why pre-exisitng conditions could be a flashpoint issue in ...
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Private Insurance Coverage of Contraception

Insurance coverage of contraceptive services has been the focus of policy attention by state and federal policymakers, as well as in the courts, over ...
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What’s at Stake in a Potential Repeal of the ACA Medicaid Expansion?

President-elect Trump and Republican leaders in Congress have vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with an alternative plan. T...
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What Coverage and Financing is at Risk Under a Repeal of the ACA Medicaid Expansion?

This issue brief examines the changes in coverage and financing that have occurred under the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Medicaid expansion to provide...
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New State Data: ACA Marketplace Enrollees Receiving Estimated $32. ...

State data from the Kaiser Family Foundation estimate that 9.4 million Americans who bought health plans through Affordable Care Act marketplaces will...
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How the Republican Health Agenda Could Play Out

In this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column Drew Altman discusses how Republicans will assume ownership of health care’s policy and political prob...
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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: November 2016

The November Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, conducted one week after the 2016 presidential election, finds health care played a limited role in voters...
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After the Election, the Public Remains Sharply Divided on Future of the Affordable Care Act

Among Those Who Favor Repeal, Arguments About Loss of Coverage for Those with Pre-Existing Conditions Can Sway Some Opinions Many Obamacare Provisions...
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The Bigger Story, and Agenda, Behind GOP Changes to Obamacare, Medicare and Medicaid

This column was published as a Wall Street Journal Think Tank column on November 21, 2016. Early media coverage of the Republican health-care agenda...
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