A new report by researchers at the Urban Institute examines the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the labor market. Based on an analysis of employment, number of hours worked per week among workers, and part-time employment, researchers find that the ACA has had little to no adverse effects on employment through 2016.
February 16, 2017
A new report by Georgetown Health Policy Institute examines the accessibility and affordability of individual market health plans before the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The researcher found the price of insurance plans, what the plans covered, and how easy they were to purchase were determined in large part by a person's health status and where they lived.
January 24, 2017
A new report authored by researchers at the Urban Institute finds that large 2017 premium increases are, to a great extent, due to underpricing in earlier years of reform. The analysis also finds huge variation across states and rating regions in the average increase of the lowest-cost silver premiums in individual Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace plans. Arizona experienced the highest average increase, which was a highly publicized 125 percent, while the average premium for the low cost options in Arkansas decreased by 4 percent.
January 12, 2017
The Altarum Center for Sustainable Health Spending tracks national health spending, prices, utilization and jobs through their monthly Health Sector Trend Reports.Learn more
ACAView assesses the impact of the ACA on provider access, patient financial obligation, health status of new patients, physician revenue cycle, and provider reimbursement.Learn more
Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) Compare compiles information on benefits and costs of health plans offered through the marketplaces in all 50 states and DC. It includes data on premiums, network composition, deductibles, and more.
The Center on Health Insurance Reforms at Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute conducts research on the complex and developing relationship between state and federal oversight of health insurance markets.Learn more
National Association of Insurance Commissioners data from health, life, fraternal, and property/casualty carriers include information on number of policies, federal and state taxes, health premiums earned, and more.Learn more
The Hospital ACA Monitoring Project (HAMP) provides quarterly hospital utilization data from 24 state hospital associations on all inpatient admissions and emergency departement (ED) visits by payer.Learn more
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), located at the University of Minnesota, helps states to monitor rates of health insurance coverage and provides technical assistance.Learn more
Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX) 2.0 tracks each state's key ACA implementation decisions and examines variation in exchanges—starting with governance as well as consumer assistance, benefit design, and more.Learn more
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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 issue brief by researchers at the Urban Institute examines how the proposed partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through a reconciliation bill would affect uncompensated care spending. Researchers found that over a 10-year period uncompensated care spending would increase by $1.1 trillion. Federal funding would not match this growth, increasing the burden on state and local governments and health care providers, and increasing unmet medical needs.
January 5, 2017
A new report by researchers at the Urban Institute examines the issue of high insurance premiums plaguing some health plans offered on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces along with potential solutions. However, the authors posit that the potential policy solutions are not one-size-fits-all—meaning some markets may require different fixes than their neighbors.
January 4, 2017