Health Reform News

Public Misperceptions About Obamacare Premium Increases

In this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, Drew Altman looks at the debate about increases in Obamacare premiums and public misperceptions about w...
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On Health Care Issues, Voters Give Hillary Clinton a Substantial Edge Over Donald Trump  

Most Americans Worry about Large Number of Zika Cases in U.S. Over Next Year While the public tilts narrowly toward unfavorable views of the Affordabl...
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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: July 2016

In advance of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the July Kaiser Health Tracking Poll examines the role that health care may play in ...
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Summary of HHS’s Final Rule on Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule to implement Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ...
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Proposed Changes to Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky

On June 22, 2016, Governor Bevin released his proposed Section 1115 demonstration waiver application called Kentucky HEALTH (Helping to Engage and Ach...
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A Look at Rural Hospital Closures and Implications for Access to Care: Three Case Studies

The number of rural hospital closures has increased significantly in recent years. This trend is expected to continue, raising questions about the imp...
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The Next Big Debate in Health Care

In this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, Drew Altman discusses why adequacy of health coverage will rise as an issue when the political world mo...
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Majorities Across Party Lines Support Investing More Money in Zika Research and Preventing the ...

Democrats More Favorable to ACA in June, Leading to 44% Unfavorable, 42% Favorable Overall Split Majorities of the public say the United States should...
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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: June 2016

The June Kaiser Health Tracking Poll examines attitudes on the Affordable Care Act and provides an in-depth analysis of two of the biggest health poli...
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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 children...
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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 comunicación nacionales, y de debate en el Congreso en los últimos 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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