Reform by the Numbers

Reform by the Numbers is a source for timely and unique data about the impact of health reform.

Materials are frequently updated. Latest resources include:

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How Much Will Marketplace Premiums Change in 2015?

A brief from the Urban Institute
provides the most comprehensive look to date at insurance marketplace premiums for 2015 versus 2014. In most regions analyzed, consumers will be able to buy a plan at a lower cost than in 2014, or at a small increase (less than 5%).

November 6, 2014

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Our Grantees and Their Products

Breakaway Policy Strategies | Plan Benefit Design

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.

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Leonard Davis Institute | Deciphering the Data

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.

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State Health Access Data Assistance Center

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.

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University of Pennsylvania | Exchange Characteristics

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.

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Urban Institute | Consumer Survey Results

The Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) provides timely information on ACA implementation and changes in health insurance coverage, access to care, and affordability.

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New Jersey Hospital Association | Hospital Utilization

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.

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athenahealth | ACA's Impact on Providers

ACAView assesses the impact of the ACA on provider access, patient financial obligation, health status of new patients, physician revenue cycle, and provider reimbursement.

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NAIC | Enrollment and Carrier Data

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.

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Reform by the Numbers Video

Watch Katherine Hempstead as she discusses the significance of the data available on Reform by the Numbers from the Association of Health Care Journalists member event.

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Research from the Newly Enrolled and the Still Uninsured

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Do Narrow Networks In Major Cities Include Highly Ranked Hospitals?

A brief from the Urban Institute finds that nearly all insurers offering plans through the insurance marketplaces in the six cities studied include highly ranked hospitals within their provider networks.

October 30, 2014

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Do Literacy and Numeracy Affect Health Insurance Coverage?

A brief from the Urban Institute and Washington University finds that nearly 60 percent of uninsured people whose incomes qualify them for Medicaid or financial assistance to buy coverage are limited by their literacy level and ability to understand numbers.

October 29, 2014

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Additional resources on ACa implementation and the impact of health reform

Real-Time Policy Analysis

Urban Institute Quick Strikes are a series of timely briefs that examine a variety of health insurance coverage issues in the United States.

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Monitoring & Tracking ACA Implementation

The Urban Institute's monitoring and tracking series analyzes trends across diverse states on key health reform implementation issues.

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