A new report by researchers at the Urban Institute finds that approximately 429,000 veterans gained coverage between 2013 and 2015, a reduction in uninsurance rates of nearly 40 percent. The gains were broad-based across a variety of demographic groups, but veterans’ uninsurance rates were lower in states that expanded Medicaid than states that did not.
April 19, 2017
A new report by researchers at the Urban Institute finds states that expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reduced uninsured rate of poor, childless adults by 47 percent. Using data from 2013-2015, researchers found coverage gains were particularly large among adults in fair or poor health. The authors suggest these coverage gains indicate that the ACA Medicaid expansion reached a group of vulnerable adults who likely had limited access to affordable coverage before the ACA.
April 10, 2017
A new report by researchers at the Urban Institute examines the effects of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion on hospital finances. Using data through 2015, the analysis finds that hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid had decreased expenses from uninsured patients, increased revenue from newly covered patients, and improved their profit margins compared to hospitals in nonexpansion states.
April 4, 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 report by researchers at the Urban Institute examines the potential impact of per capita caps on Medicaid spending. Researchers found that between 2019 and 2028 the AHCA could cut $734 billion in federal and state Medicaid spending, and states with the largest coverage gains under the Affordable Care Act would face larger effects than states that did not expand Medicaid.
March 21, 2017
A new report by Urban Institute researchers examines health plan provider networks and their network adequacy standards in four states—California, Colorado, Illinois and Nevada. Regulatory gaps exist, but researchers identified best practices states can use to assess the adequacy of provider networks and ensure consumers have adequate access to health care providers.
March 16, 2017