What Could Change if the Federal Government Stopped Reimbursing Insurers for the ACA's Cost-Sharing Reductions?
A new report from researchers at the Urban Institute analyzes three scenarios in which coverage, federal spending, and private premiums could change if the federal government stopped reimbursing insurers for the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) cost-sharing reductions. Researchers find that the elimination of federal cost-sharing reductions could increase marketplace spending by 18 percent or increase the uninsured population by 9.4 million.
September 8, 2017
A new report from researchers at the Urban Institute analyzes how coverage changed for workers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Researchers find that 14.7 million working Americans and their family members gained health insurance coverage between 2010 and 2015, with the largest gains going to workers in occupations with lower average wages and lower rates of insurance coverage.
July 20, 2017
A new report from researchers at the Urban Institute analyzes the share of health insurance premiums attributable to essential health benefits (EHBs). Researchers find that EHBs frequently targeted for cuts—such as maternity and newborn care which makes up six percent of premium costs—comprise a small proportion of premiums. If EHBs were cut, premiums for users who use these specific services would rise dramatically.
July 10, 2017
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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.
Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
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.
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.
New reports from researchers at the Urban Institute analyze the potential state level impact of both the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) and the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA). Researchers find that by 2022, 24.7 million Americans could lose health insurance under the BCRA and 23.0 million could lose health insurance under the AHCA.
June 19, 2017
A new report from researchers at the Urban Institute finds the American Health Care Act (AHCA) could cut federal Medicaid spending by more than $900 billion from 2019 to 2028 and cause up to 14.8 million Americans to lose Medicaid coverage by 2022. Researchers also find that states would face practical limitations on their ability to cover the federal reduction in funding without scaling back Mediacid eligibility.
June 19, 2017