A collection of reports that examine trends and issues related to implementing the broad market reforms outlined in the Affordable Care Act.

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About This Series

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 series 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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Evidence on the ACA and Employment: Has the ACA Been a Job Killer?

August 6, 2015 | Report

An analysis of federal data on employment and the U.S. labor force finds that the ACA had no adverse effect on labor force participation; employment; probability of part-time work; and hours worked per week, despite predictions to the contrary.

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Six State Experiences with Marketplace Renewals

July 27, 2015 | Report

A study of six states shows they effectively re-enrolled insurance marketplace customers in large numbers, in spite of challenges helping consumers balance convenience and health plan affordability.

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Marketplace Price Competition in 2014 and 2015

June 29, 2015 | Issue Brief

An Urban Institute report lends insight into which types of insurers are keeping premiums for marketplace plans aggressively low in order to attract customers and remain competitive.

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Marketplace Health Plans Embrace Limited-Provider Networks to Keep Premiums Affordable

May 28, 2015 | Issue Brief

This issue brief from Mathematica Policy Research examines health plan efforts in eight selected communities to offer products with affordable premiums in 2014, the first year of the ACA marketplaces.

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