Quick Strike Health Policy Analysis

Timely briefings examining a wide variety health insurance coverage issues in the United States.

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Quick Strike Health Policy Analysis briefs and reports provide timely briefings on current topics related to health insurance coverage and health care costs for policymakers, journalists, and others concerned about improving health care in the United States.

They are produced by the Urban Institute through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Urban Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy research and educational organization that examines the social, economic and governance problems facing the nation. For more information, visit http://www.urban.org.

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Has Faster Health Care Spending Growth Returned?

August 5, 2015

New Urban Institute research shows the 2014 increase in national health expenditures is mostly attributable to 10.6M Americans gaining health coverage, not an increase in the price of health services or health care spending per insured American.


Overview of the Pending King v. Burwell Case

June 15, 2015

The Supreme Court will announce their finding in the King v. Burwell case on whether or not the government can continue to provide tax credits and cost-sharing reductions to residents of federal marketplace states.


The Combined Effect of Not Expanding Medicaid and Losing Marketplace Assistance

May 14, 2015

Researchers explore the combined effect of Supreme Court decisions on Medicaid and insurance marketplace subsidies in the 20 states that decided to not expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.


Marketplace Premium Changes

March 17, 2015

Premiums for the lowest-cost ‘silver plans’ offered through insurance marketplaces increased 2.9 percent nationally, on average, from 2014 to 2015. Read key findings from Urban Institute's report.


The Implications of King v. Burwell

March 2, 2015

Research shows the ruling in King v. Burwell could have far-reaching effects on health spending and the number of uninsured.

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