Health Reform News

Understanding Short-Term Limited Duration Health Insurance

In late 2017, President Trump issued an executive order directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to take steps to expand the availability ...
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National ACA Marketplace Signups Dipped a Modest 3.7 Percent This Year

Overall ACA marketplace signups for 2018 dropped by 3.7 percent compared to last year’s enrollment period, a new analysis from the Kaiser Family Fou...
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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll – January 2018: The Public’s Priorities and Next Steps for the ...

With the 2018 midterm elections still about ten months away, the January Kaiser Health Tracking poll examines what issues voters most want 2018 midter...
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Health Care Ranks Among Voters’ Top Issues for the 2018 Midterm Elections, But It’s a Lower ...

Only One in Three Know the Tax Reform Law Repeals the ACA’s Unpopular Individual Mandate Health care and the economy and jobs top voters’ list as ...
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State Medicaid Expansion Approaches

State Medicaid Expansion Approaches States Did the state adopt the Medicaid expansion?* How did the state expand Medicaid? In non-expansion states: Ho...
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Who can still sign up for 2018 coverage after December 15?

This fact sheet highlights the states and situations where consumers can still sign up for a 2018 marketplace plan even though the Dec. 15 deadline fo...
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The Affordable Care Act and Insurance Coverage Changes by Sexual Orientation

This data note provides the most up to date nationally representative estimates of insurance coverage changes among self-identified lesbian, gay and b...
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The Trump Administration’s Hidden Attacks on the Affordable Care Act

In a Washington Post op-ed, “The Trump administration’s hidden attacks on the Affordable Care Act,” Larry Levitt discusses the latest proposed r...
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Individual Insurance Market Performance in Late 2017

This brief examines insurer financial data for the first nine months of 2017 and finds further evidence that the individual market has been stabilizin...
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Tracking Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers

This interactive map shows the status of all Section 1332 waivers requested by states. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to apply for innova...
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ACA Mandate Repeal May Be Less Popular Than GOP Thinks

In this Axios column, Drew Altman discusses how public opinion seems to flip on eliminating the individual mandate as part of the tax legislation, fro...
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Implications of Navigator Funding Changes on People with HIV: Navigator Perspectives

This issue brief analyzes funding data and findings from stakeholder interviews with navigators serving people with HIV to assess the potential impact...
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JAMA Forum: The Health Care Law that Continues to Escape Death

In this November 2017 post for The JAMA Forum, Larry Levitt reviews the status of the Affordable Care Act following actions by the Trump administratio...
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Poll: Half of the Public Would Blame the Trump Administration if Fewer People Enroll in ...

Majorities of Democrats, Independents and Republicans Would Support Allowing People Younger Than Age 65 to Buy into Medicare Half (50%) of the public ...
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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll – November 2017: The Politics of Health Insurance Coverage, ACA ...

This month marks the start of the ACA's fifth open enrollment period and finds three in ten of the public saying they haven't heard anything at all ab...
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Poll: Ahead of House Tax Reform Vote, Americans are More Likely to Rank Children’s Health ...

Most of the Public Initially Favors Getting Rid of the ACA’s Individual Mandate As Part of Tax Reform, But Some Become Opponents When Presented with...
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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll – November 2017: The Role of Health Care in the Republican Tax Plan

As Republicans in Congress continue efforts to pass tax reform, the November Kaiser Health Tracking Poll examines views of the plans and how they rela...
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How Premiums Are Changing In 2018

Maps illustrate how premiums in Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces changed for 2018 by looking at the change in the lowest-cost bronze, silver and...
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2018 Renewal Notices – What Marketplace Consumers Need to Know

As Open Enrollment for 2018 coverage gets underway, consumers who have health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace are again rec...
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