A new blog by Kathy Hempstead takes a look at just-released data on silver plan design, premiums, and deductibles in state-run marketplaces. The blog details state patterns by plan type finding an even mix of PPOs and HMOs among the state-run exchanges with only a small number of narrow networks.
January 26, 2015
A new brief by the Urban Institute
finds that if the Supreme Court rules against allowing tax credits to help purchase health insurance in states where the federal government operates an insurance marketplace, those who lose out will be disproportionately white, Southern, and employed but earning modest wages.
January 22, 2015
New research by the University of Pennsylvania and the Urban Institute finds that the increase in Medicaid reimbursement rates led to more Medicaid patients being able to make new patient appointments with primary care physicians. The research is featured in the New England Journal of Medicine.
January 21, 2015
Our Grantees and Their Products
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.
Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) at the University of Pennsylvania provides insight into what health insurance exchange features are most effective and what factors explain state variation.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
The Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) provides timely information on ACA implementation and changes in health insurance coverage, access to care, and affordability.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
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
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A new blog by RWJF's Kathy Hempstead looks at Q3 data from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and examines how the ACA is affecting health care utilization in the individual and group insurance markets.
January 16, 2015
A new issue brief by the Urban Institute examines the impact that the Supreme Court’s ruling on King v. Burwell could have on the number of people uninsured and on insurance premiums. The analysis shows 8.2 million more people could be uninsured in 2016.
January 8, 2015