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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How Repealing and Replacing the ACA Could Reduce Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Parity Protections

June 6, 2017

Analysis by the Urban Institute finds the American Health Care Act (AHCA) could limit access to mental health and substance abuse treatment.


What Characterizes the Marketplaces with One or Two Insurers?

May 10, 2017

Marketplace health insurance premium levels and premium growth directly correlate with the number of insurers participating in a given rating region.


The Cost of Not Expanding Medicaid: An Updated Analysis

April 27, 2017

This Urban Institute brief provides an updated analysis on Medicaid non-expansion. The 19 states that have not yet expanded Medicaid could reduce the number of uninsured by more than four million people collectively by expanding Medicaid.


The Impact on Health Care Providers of Partial ACA Repeal through Reconciliation

January 5, 2017

This brief reports that should Congress repeal the ACA, the amount of uncompensated care delivered to the uninsured at a free or reduced rate would increase from $656 billion to $1.7 trillion over a 10 year period.


The Cost to States of Not Expanding Medicaid

August 8, 2016

An Urban Institute Quick Strike brief explains that for most states with relevant analyses, net budget gains are expected for the foreseeable future, even after states begin paying 10 percent of expansion costs.