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, Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute, Mathematica Policy Research and others have 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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Increases in 2016 Marketplace Nongroup Premiums

May 24, 2016 | Issue Brief

A study from the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reveals varied increases from state to state and within states for the average cost of insurance plan premiums.


Children's Coverage Climb Continues

May 1, 2016 | Issue Brief

Report finds number of uninsured kids dropped from 5.4 million to 4.5 million in the first year of the ACA full implementation, and an increase in the percentage of kids eligible for Medicaid/CHIP.


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.


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.