A new report from researchers at the Urban Institute finds that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded coverage to millions of people, without causing a permanent spike in health spending. Researchers discuss a number of reasons why health spending has recently leveled off, including contributions by the ACA. They say that enrollment increases have played a major role in Medicaid spending growth, with growth in spending per enrollee below that of other payers.
May 24, 2017
A new report by researchers at the Urban Institute analyzes the potential cost of proposed high-risk pools under the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Researchers find that the estimated cost of high-risk pools is three to five times AHCA funding, depending upon design. They conclude that the federal funds allocated in the AHCA would not be enough for insuring high-need individuals through high-risk health insurance pools.
May 18, 2017
A new report by researchers at the Urban Institute compares tax credits offered through the American Health Care Act (AHCA) with those in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The analysis finds that younger people and those living in low-cost areas typically receive larger insurance premium tax credits under the AHCA, while older adults and those living in high-cost areas typically receive larger premium tax credits under the ACA.
May 17, 2017
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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
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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
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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 finds marketplace health insurance premium levels and premium growth directly correlate with the number of insurers participating in a given rating region. The analysis also finds markets with only one or two insurers tend to be heavily concentrated in southern states and sparsely populated areas.
May 10, 2017
A new report by researchers at the Urban Institute finds the nineteen states which have yet to expand Medicaid are forgoing significant federal funding and coverage gains. According to the researchers, the states would gain $7.14-$7.75 in federal funding for each state dollar they invest in Medicaid and could collectively reduce the number of uninsured by more than 4 million people.
April 27, 2017