Health Reform News

Puerto Rico: Fast Facts

Puerto Rico: Fast Facts provides a quick snapshot of the island's demographic characteristics, and health and economic statistics. It also provides so...
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A Final Look: California’s Previously Uninsured after the ACA’s Third Open Enrollment Period

The Kaiser Family Foundation California Longitudinal Panel Survey is a series of surveys that, over time, tracked the experiences and views of a repre...
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New Survey Finds 72% of Previously Uninsured Californians Now Have Coverage, Including 78% of ...

For Remaining Uninsured Residents, Cost and Immigration Status Are Main Obstacles Three years after the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansions we...
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Explaining Health Care Reform: Risk Adjustment, Reinsurance, and Risk Corridors

This brief explains three provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – risk adjustment, reinsurance, and risk corridors – that were intended to p...
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Proposed Changes to Medicaid Expansion in Ohio

This fact sheet describes Ohio's proposed changes to their Medicaid expansion included in the Healthy Ohio Program Section 1115 demonstration waiver a...
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8 Questions & Answers about Puerto Rico

These slides provide a quick snapshot of Puerto Rico’s population, as well as current and upcoming issues that are impacting the island’s health c...
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How Donald Trump’s Assertions About Obamacare Premium Increases Can’t Be True

In this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, Drew Altman discusses why Donald Trump’s campaign trail claim that the Obama administration is withho...
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In La. and Ky. Shifts on Medicaid Expansion, a Reminder of Governors’ Power in Health Care

As the 2016 presidential election garners much attention, Drew Altman, in his latest Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, examines how down ballot r...
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High-Risk Pools For Uninsurable Individuals

For more than 35 years, many states operated high-risk pool programs to offer non-group health coverage to uninsurable residents. The federal governme...
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How ACA Marketplace Premiums Measure Up to Expectations

Premium increases in the health insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will likely be higher in 2017 than in recent years;...
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Analysis of 2017 Premium Changes and Insurer Participation in the Affordable Care Act’s ...

This analysis provides an early look at changes in insurer participation and premiums for the lowest-cost and second-lowest silver marketplace plans i...
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JAMA Forum: The Partisan Divide on Health Care

In this post for JAMA, the Kaiser Family Foundation's Larry Levitt outlines the health care platforms of the Republican and Democratic parties, noting...
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Public Misperceptions About Obamacare Premium Increases

In this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, Drew Altman looks at the debate about increases in Obamacare premiums and public misperceptions about w...
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On Health Care Issues, Voters Give Hillary Clinton a Substantial Edge Over Donald Trump  

Most Americans Worry about Large Number of Zika Cases in U.S. Over Next Year While the public tilts narrowly toward unfavorable views of the Affordabl...
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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: July 2016

In advance of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the July Kaiser Health Tracking Poll examines the role that health care may play in ...
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Summary of HHS’s Final Rule on Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule to implement Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ...
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Proposed Changes to Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky

On June 22, 2016, Governor Bevin released his proposed Section 1115 demonstration waiver application called Kentucky HEALTH (Helping to Engage and Ach...
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A Look at Rural Hospital Closures and Implications for Access to Care: Three Case Studies

The number of rural hospital closures has increased significantly in recent years. This trend is expected to continue, raising questions about the imp...
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The Next Big Debate in Health Care

In this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, Drew Altman discusses why adequacy of health coverage will rise as an issue when the political world mo...
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Majorities Across Party Lines Support Investing More Money in Zika Research and Preventing the ...

Democrats More Favorable to ACA in June, Leading to 44% Unfavorable, 42% Favorable Overall Split Majorities of the public say the United States should...
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