Health Reform News

The Coverage Gap: Uninsured Poor Adults in States that Do Not Expand Medicaid – An Update

In states that do not implement the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many adults will fall into a “coverage gap” of earning...
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The Ryan White Program and Insurance Purchasing in the ACA Era: An Early Look at Five States

This issue brief examines the role that the Ryan White Program has played in helping HIV positive clients purchase insurance coverage from both a hist...
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The Pennsylvania Health Care Landscape

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into full effect on January 1, 2014, ushering in health insurance reforms and new health coverage options in Pennsy...
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The Impact of the Coverage Gap in States not Expanding Medicaid by Race and Ethnicity

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expansion of Medicaid to adults with incomes at or below 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL) effectively became a s...
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Medicaid Expansion in New Hampshire

This fact sheet provides a summary of the approved waiver in New Hampshire. New Hampshire has already implemented the ACA Medicaid expansion, but stat...
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ACA & Federal Taxes Quiz

How much do you know about the Affordable Care Act federal income tax requirements -- what the individual mandate means for taxpayers, what penalties ...
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Repayments and Refunds: Estimating the Effects of 2014 Premium Tax Credit Reconciliation

This analysis estimates the range of repayment or refund amounts of the advanced premium tax credits issued to enrollees who experience income volatil...
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New Analysis: Half of U.S. Households Eligible for a Tax Subsidy Under the Health Law Would Owe ...

Estimated Average Repayment is $794. Estimated Average Refund is $773. Half of U.S. households eligible for a 2014 tax subsidy under the Affordable Ca...
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Measles Outbreak and Vaccination Debate Capture Public’s Attention

Those Following Measles Story More Likely To Say They Worry About the Disease The public paid more attention to news coverage of the measles outbreak ...
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Kaiser Health Policy News Index: March 2015

The public paid more attention to news coverage of the measles outbreak in the U.S. and the resulting debate on whether vaccinations should be require...
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After Five Years, Public Opinion on Health Law Remains Divided

On the Affordable Care Act’s fifth anniversary, Drew Altman’s column for The Wall Street Journal's Think Tank discusses two views of public opinio...
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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: March 2015

As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marks its fifth anniversary, this month’s poll finds the gap between favorable and unfavorable opinions of the law ...
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At Five Year Anniversary of the ACA, Gap Between Favorable and Unfavorable Views Among The ...

Most Expect Negative Consequences if Supreme Court Prohibits Subsidies in States Without Their Own Insurance Exchanges; Two Thirds of the Public and T...
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JAMA Forum: Of SCOTUS and Chicken

Larry Levitt's March 2015 post explores what could happen if the U.S. Supreme Court rules for the plaintiffs in the King v. Burwell case, the lawsuit ...
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The Effects of the Medicaid Expansion on State Budgets: An Early Look in Select States

This brief examines the early state budget effects of the ACA Medicaid expansion in three states: Connecticut, New Mexico, and Washington State. State...
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Health-Care Deductibles Climbing Out of Reach 

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman explores the trend of higher deductibles in health plans and discusse...
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Health-Care Deductibles Climbing Out of Reach

In this column for The Wall Street Journal's Think Tank, Drew Altman explores the trend of higher deductibles in health plans and discusses a new anal...
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Consumer Assets and Patient Cost Sharing

Higher cost sharing in private insurance has been credited with helping to slow the growth of health care costs in recent years. For families with low...
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