Health Reform News

Newly Insured Californians Report Easier Access to Care Than the Uninsured

Low-income California adults who gained insurance coverage in 2014 had an easier time accessing health care than those who were uninsured and increase...
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Access to Care for the Insured and Remaining Uninsured: A Look at California During Year One of ...

California is a bellwether state for understanding the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Much attention has been paid to enrollment in Californ...
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Coverage Expansions and the Remaining Uninsured: A Look at California During Year One of ACA ...

California is a bellwether state for understanding the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Much attention has been paid to enrollment in Californ...
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Briefing on the ACA in CA: Year One & Beyond

Continuing an effort to explore Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation in the states, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Blue Shield of California...
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The ‘Value’ Trade-Off in High-Deductible Health Plans

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses new Foundation survey findings showing that most consumers see their ...
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Being Low-Income and Uninsured in Missouri: Coverage Challenges during Year One of ACA ...

Using findings from the 2014 Kaiser Survey of Low-Income Americans and the ACA, this report examines who the low-income uninsured adults in Missouri a...
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Most People Enrolled in Marketplace Coverage are Satisfied with Plan’s Premiums, Cost-Sharing ...

  Affordability Remains Significant Concern for Many in Non-Group Plans Following the Affordable Care Act’s second open enrollment period, most...
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Are More Americans Benefiting From Obamacare Than Realize It?

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses why many people may not know whether or not they are benefiti...
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Are More Americans Benefiting From Obamacare Than Realize It?

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses why many people may not know whether or not they are benefiting from ...
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Data Note: How Has the Individual Insurance Market Grown Under the Affordable Care Act?

This data note examines changes in the individual insurance market under the Affordable Care Act. Through analysis of filings by insurers to state ins...
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Minimum Contraceptive Coverage Requirements Clarified by HHS Guidance

New HHS clarification on ACA contraceptive coverage requirement specifies that insurance plans must cover at no cost to women all of the 18 contracept...
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Behind the Split Over Linking Medicaid Coverage to Work Requirements

In this column for The Wall Street Journal's Think Tank, Drew Altman analyzes the politics and why the details matter when red states consider linking...
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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: The Public’s Views on the 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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Americans’ Health Priorities Diverge From Washington’s Focus on Obamacare

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman finds the public’s health-care priorities have more to do with ...
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Americans’ Health Priorities Diverge From Washington’s Focus on Obamacare

In this column for The Wall Street Journal's Think Tank, Drew Altman finds the public’s healthcare priorities have more to do with drug costs and ot...
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Evolving Picture of Nine Safety-Net Hospitals: Implications of the ACA and Other Strategies

Safety-net hospitals are an integral part of the U.S. health care landscape, providing care to some of the nation’s most medically vulnerable popula...
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How Are Hospitals Faring Under the Affordable Care Act? Early Experiences from Ascension Health

Expanded health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is having a major impact on many of the nation’s hospitals through increase...
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Medicaid Expansion, Health Coverage, and Spending: An Update for the 21 States That Have Not ...

Ever since the Supreme Court ruled in June 2012 that states could effectively choose whether or not to accept the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of...
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