Health Reform News

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Future Directions for the ACA and Medicaid

This month’s Kaiser Health Tracking Poll explores the public’s views on the changing landscape of the U.S. health care system including proposals ...
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Amid Repeal Debate, Public Views Obamacare More Favorably Than Unfavorably

Large Majorities Want to Continue Federal Funding for Medicaid Expansion; Two Thirds Favor Current Federal Role over Block Grants or Per-Capita Caps A...
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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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In Focus: Listening to Enrollees with Affordable Care Act Coverage Who Voted for Trump

As Republicans in Washington pursue efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, what do enrollees in ACA marketplaces and state Medicaid ex...
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Listening to Trump Voters with ACA Coverage: What They Want in a Health Care Plan

President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are moving to follow through on their campaign promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Ac...
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Compare Key Elements of ACA Repeal and Replace Proposals with New Interactive Tool

President Trump and Republicans in Congress have committed to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. A new interactive tool from the Kaiser ...
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Pre-ACA Market Practices Provide Lessons for ACA Replacement Approaches

This brief examines insurance practices from before the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) and highlights challenges in providing access an...
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3 Key Questions: Section 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waivers

Section 1115 Medicaid demonstration waivers provide states an avenue to test new approaches in Medicaid that differ from federal program rules. Waiver...
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ACA Medicaid Expansion Drove Nationwide Increase in Health Coverage for People with HIV, First ...

As Congress moves to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation provides the first national estimates of changes...
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Insurance Coverage Changes for People with HIV Under the ACA

This brief provides the first national estimates of changes in insurance coverage among people with HIV since the implementation of the ACA. We find t...
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The Republican Health-care Plan the Country Isn’t Debating

In this Washington Post op-ed, Drew Altman discusses how Republicans' ideas to change Medicaid and Medicare and repeal the Affordable Care Act would f...
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Compare Proposals to Replace The Affordable Care Act

President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have committed to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). How do their replacement p...
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Key Questions About Medicaid Block Grants

As policymakers in Washington discuss Affordable Care Act repeal and a possible block grant for Medicaid, a new issue brief from the Kaiser Family Fo...
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5 Key Questions: Medicaid Block Grants & Per Capita Caps

Medicaid covers more than 70 million low-income children, pregnant women, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities in the United States. The prog...
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An Early Look at Medicaid Expansion Waiver Implementation in Michigan and Indiana

This brief explains key components of Michigan and Indiana's Medicaid expansions under Section 1115 demonstration waivers and presents insights from s...
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Current Flexibility in Medicaid: An Overview of Federal Standards and State Options

The Trump Administration and new Congress have indicated that they will seek to cap Medicaid financing through a block grant or per capita cap, reduce...
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Major Considerations for Repealing and Replacing the ACA

The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget host a public forum to discuss the process and implications of repeali...
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Web Briefing for Journalists: Repealing and Replacing Obamacare

On Wednesday, January 25, the Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a web briefing for journalists to answer questions and sort through possible scenarios f...
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Data Note: Estimated Medicaid Savings in the House Budget Resolution from March 2016

While the current Budget Resolution under consideration will set the framework for a repeal of the ACA, the Budget Resolution that passed in March 201...
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JAMA Forum: What Might an ACA Replacement Plan Look Like?

Larry Levitt's January 2017 post explains the logistics of a "repeal and delay" approach to the Affordable Care Act, and outlines key elements of a pr...
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