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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What if More States Expanded Medicaid in 2017?

July 19, 2016

An Urban Institute Quick Strike brief finds that five million people would gain insurance if 19 states expanded Medicaid in 2017.


The Cost of ACA Repeal

June 13, 2016

Twenty-four million more people would become uninsured by 2021 if the Affordable Care Act is repealed after the 2016 election.


What Does the Failure of Some Co-ops and the Possible Pullout of United Healthcare Mean for the Affordable Care Act?

January 27, 2016

The exiting of co--ops and United Healthcare from marketplaces may not be the shake-up many predicted. A study from the Urban Institute reveals their exit would be felt mostly in regions where they are one of the more price-competitive insurers.


How Much Do Marketplace and Other Nongroup Enrollees Spend on Health Care Relative to Their Incomes?

December 21, 2015

Despite lower insurance rates made available by the Affordable Care Act, data show that some marketplace enrollees still face high financial burdens relative to their incomes.


Millions of Unisured Qualify For Health Coverage with Special Enrollment Periods

November 1, 2015

Of the estimated 33.5 million people who experience a live-changing event that ends their health insurance coverage each year, fewer than 15 percent take advantage of their qualification for the Special Enrollment Period to enroll in a health plan.

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