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Children’s Health Coverage: The Role of Medicaid and CHIP and Issues for the Future

This brief summarizes the role Medicaid and CHIP plays in providing coverage to children, discusses the importance of Medicaid and CHIP for childrenâ€...
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Two Year Trends in Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Data: Findings from the CMS Performance ...

This brief provides an overview of recent trends in Medicaid and CHIP enrollment as of January 2016, based on data from the Centers for Medicare and M...
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Will House Republican Health Proposal and Trustees’ Report Make Medicare a Factor in Election?

In this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, Drew Altman discusses Medicare having a low profile this campaign season, and whether the House Republi...
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What is “Per Capita Cap” Financing in Medicaid and How Would It Work?

Issue brief provides an overview of how a per capita cap financing structure could work, including implications for the federal government, state gove...
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Overview of Medicaid Per Capita Cap Proposals

The House Republican Plan (“A Better Way”) released on June 22, 2016, includes a proposal to convert federal Medicaid financing from an open-ended...
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Questions to Ask About the House Republican Health Reform Proposal

In this column for The Wall Street Journal's Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses the critical issues to look for and questions to ask about the U.S. Hou...
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8 Preguntas & Respuestas sobre Puerto Rico

La crisis de $73 mil millones de Puerto Rico ha sido tema de los medios de comunicaciĂłn nacionales, y de debate en el Congreso en los Ăşltimos meses....
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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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Early Analysis of 14 Major Cities Finds Benchmark Silver Plan Premiums in ACA Marketplaces ...

A Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of Affordable Care Act proposed marketplace rates finds benchmark silver plan premiums are projected to increase 1...
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Uncompensated Hospital Care Fell by $6 Billion Nationally in 2014, Primarily in Medicaid ...

The Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansions have benefited hospitals financially, helping to produce an overall decline nationwide in uncompensate...
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Understanding Medicaid Hospital Payments and the Impact of Recent Policy Changes

Medicaid payments to hospitals, which include base and supplemental payments, play an important role in hospital finances and can affect beneficiarie...
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Becoming “Healthy Louisiana”: An Overview of Planning Efforts to Implement the Medicaid ...

This fact sheet provides an overview of Louisiana’s planning activities to implement its Medicaid expansion, Healthy Louisiana....
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Survey: Assisters Help Estimated 5.3 Million During 2016 ACA Open Enrollment, Down 10 Percent ...

During the third Affordable Care Act open enrollment period, assistance programs helped an estimated 5.3 million people — a number that was 10 p...
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2016 Survey of Health Insurance Marketplace Assister Programs and Brokers

In its third year, the survey tracks the experiences of assistance programs signing people up for Affordable Care Act coverage during open enrollment ...
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The Louisiana Health Care Landscape

This fact sheet provides an overview of resident socio-demographic characteristics, population health, health coverage, and the health care delivery s...
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The Fundamentally Different Goals of the Affordable Care Act and Republican Replacement Plans

Drew Altman discusses Republican and Democratic health reform objectives, and why GOP proposals and the Affordable Care Act are better understood as p...
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8 Questions & Answers about Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s $73 billion debt crisis has been the subject of national media and congressional debate over the last several months. Additionally, a ...
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Puerto Rico: Datos Básicos

Puerto Rico: Datos Básicos provee una descripción general del las características demográficas, y estadísticas de salud y la economía. También ...
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Why Today’s Poll Numbers on Health Proposals Are Bound to Change

Drew Altman discusses how public opinion can change as health proposals move from the idea stage to real legislative debates in this Wall Street Journ...
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Survey Finds Most Marketplace Enrollees Like Their Coverage, Though Satisfaction with Premiums ...

Following the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) third open enrollment period, a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey of people who buy their own health ins...
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