Health Reform News

Snapshot of Where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Stand on Seven Health Care Issues

Where do the 2016 Presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, stand on key health care issues? This snapshot outlines the candidates' p...
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CMS’s Denial of Proposed Changes to Medicaid Expansion in Ohio

This fact sheet discusses CMS's denial of Ohio's proposed changes to its existing Medicaid expansion . It also provides an overview of the proposed ch...
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Findings from the Field: Medicaid Delivery Systems and Access to Care in Four States in Year ...

Based on case studies and focus groups, this brief reviews delivery systems and access to care for Medicaid enrollees in Colorado, Connecticut, Kentuc...
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Findings from the Field: Enrollment and Consumer Assistance in Four States in Year Three of the ACA

Based on case studies and focus groups, this brief reviews experiences with Medicaid and Marketplace enrollment, renewal, and consumer assistance in C...
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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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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: August 2016

In advance of the 2016 presidential election, the August Kaiser Health Tracking Poll examines what health care issues voters would most like to hear t...
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Campaign 2016: Voters Give Clinton Wide Edge Over Trump on Trust to Handle Health Care Issues; ...

Electronic Medical Records: Eight in 10 Americans Say It Is Important for Providers to Computerize Records, But Half Worry About Unauthorized Access t...
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The ACA Marketplace Problems in Context (and Why They Don’t Mean Obamacare Is ‘Failing’)

In this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, Drew Altman discusses the latest challenges faced by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces and why...
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Preliminary Data on Insurer Exits and Entrants in 2017 Affordable Care Act Marketplaces

This analysis provides a preliminary picture of the potential effect insurer exits and entrants may have on competition and consumer choice in the 201...
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Puerto Rico: Fast Facts

Puerto Rico: Fast Facts provides a quick snapshot of the island's demographic characteristics, and health and economic statistics. It also provides so...
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A Final Look: California’s Previously Uninsured after the ACA’s Third Open Enrollment Period

The Kaiser Family Foundation California Longitudinal Panel Survey is a series of surveys that, over time, tracked the experiences and views of a repre...
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New Survey Finds 72% of Previously Uninsured Californians Now Have Coverage, Including 78% of ...

For Remaining Uninsured Residents, Cost and Immigration Status Are Main Obstacles Three years after the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansions we...
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Explaining Health Care Reform: Risk Adjustment, Reinsurance, and Risk Corridors

This brief explains three provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – risk adjustment, reinsurance, and risk corridors – that were intended to p...
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8 Questions & Answers about Puerto Rico

These slides provide a quick snapshot of Puerto Rico’s population, as well as current and upcoming issues that are impacting the island’s health c...
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How Donald Trump’s Assertions About Obamacare Premium Increases Can’t Be True

In this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, Drew Altman discusses why Donald Trump’s campaign trail claim that the Obama administration is withho...
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In La. and Ky. Shifts on Medicaid Expansion, a Reminder of Governors’ Power in Health Care

As the 2016 presidential election garners much attention, Drew Altman, in his latest Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, examines how down ballot r...
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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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How ACA Marketplace Premiums Measure Up to Expectations

Premium increases in the health insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will likely be higher in 2017 than in recent years;...
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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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