A new issue brief from researchers at the Urban Institute looks at the projected changes in eligibility, enrollment, and the number of uninsured if more states expanded Medicaid in 2017. Five million people would gain insurance if the 19 holdout states expanded Medicaid in 2017, with the largest gains coming in Texas, Georgia and Florida.
July 19, 2016
A new issue brief from researchers at the Urban Institute examines several state-based marketplaces and their attempts at standardized benefit design. These learnings come as an effort is underway by the federal marketplace to simplify consumers’ shopping experience and standardize their plan benefit designs to facilitate comparison shopping.
July 14, 2016
A new issue brief that uses Urban Institute Health Reform Monitoring Survey data shows that employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) rates have remained stable since the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Some experts predicted that the ACA would cause a steep decline in ESI due to the availability of new coverage options and the expansion of Medicaid eligibility. To date, however, this has not been the case.
July 13, 2016
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In order to get a full picture of the lives of the uninsured and explore their feelings around enrolling in health insurance, RWJF commissioned a national survey, conducted by PerryUndem and GMMB, with uninsured adults at the conclusion of the second open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace.
A new commentary from Kathy Hempstead on the monthly Altarum Institute's health care spending trend report asks if the recent rise in spending growth is going to continue. Hempstead examines the data, finding the recent slow growth, or "slowth" in Q1 2016 was at 5.6 percent, a decent rise from the previous quarter's 4.9 percent.
July 8, 2016
A new issue brief from researchers at the Urban Institute looks at how treatments for alcohol and opioid use are covered in marketplace plans in six cities. The authors note that transparency of out-of-pocket costs could be improved to the benefit of consumers.
June 27, 2016