A new issue brief from researchers at the Urban Institute assesses the effect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on veterans. Researchers found between 2013 and 2015 the uninsurance rate for nonelderly veterans fell by 42 percent, and veterans experienced fewer unmet health needs. If Medicaid expansion decisions do not change, it is projected that more than 600,000 veterans will be uninsured in 2017.
September 28, 2016
A new issue brief from researchers at the Urban Institute finds that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) led to a 3.6 percent drop in the national uninsured rate between 2013 and 2014. These reductions occurred broadly across demographic and socioeconomic groups, but Medicaid expansion states did experience greater drops in the uninsured rate than non-Medicaid expansion states.
September 15, 2016
A new issue brief from researchers at the Urban Institute analyzes data from the first full year of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The researchers found the number of uninsured adults dropped by more than 8 million, as millions of uninsured adults were made eligible for Medicaid or subsidies to purchase insurance in the new health insurance marketplaces.
September 9, 2016
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 RWJF commentary on the Altarum Institute's monthly health spending trend report sheds light on what's causing the recent slowdown in health spending, in particular, spending on prescription drugs. There has been a marked decline in national sales of Hepatitis C therapies, with sales leveling off at near $2.4 billion for the first two quarters of 2016.
August 18, 2016
A new issue brief from researchers at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute analyzes Medicare Advantage and Part D enrollment and implementation strategies that could offer solutions to concerns about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces. The authors find that policies and strategies used in these Medicare programs to encourage participation by insurers, keep premiums stable and enhance enrollment have the potential to add value to the ACA marketplaces.
August 16, 2016