ACA Implementation

A collection of briefs and reports on current topics related to health insurance coverage and health care costs.

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The Urban Institute has undertaken a comprehensive monitoring and tracking project to analyze national trends among the different groups targeted by Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage expansions, as well as state-level implementation issues.

This collection includes quantitative reports examining national trends and state-level reports which analyze implementation progress and issues in Colorado, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Virginia.

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Can Telemedicine Help Address Concerns with Network Adequacy?

April 1, 2016 | Issue Brief

Despite widespread physician shortages in certain areas in the United States, insurers have generally not incorporated telemedicine providers into their networks.

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Who Are the Remaining Uninsured, and What Do Their Characteristics Tell Us About How to Reach Them?

March 30, 2016 | Issue Brief

RWJF and the Urban Institute examine the characteristics of the remaining 33 million uninsured individuals in the United States and how to reach them.

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Marketplace Plan Choice: How Important Is Price?

March 23, 2016 | Issue Brief

When it comes to selecting a marketplace plan, price is the greatest influencer for consumers.

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2016 Premium Increases in the ACA Marketplaces

November 24, 2015 | Issue Brief

Researchers found a 4.3 percent increase in the average premium of the lowest-cost silver plan across 20 states and D.C, countering earlier predictions of double-digit premium rate increases.