The collection includes research and analysis supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation from organizations including Altarum Center on Sustainable Health Spending, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, Mathematica Policy Research, State Health Data Access Assistance Center, State Health Reform Assistance Network, and the Urban Institute. It also includes regular commentary on health reform implementation and national health spending by Katherine Hempstead, a senior adviser for RWJF programs focused on health coverage and health care price transparency and value.
Reform by the Numbers provides timely data and insights into key issues related to Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage expansion and ACA implementation and impact.
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The Urban Institute looks at the benefits of Medicaid expansion in the 32 states that have expanded the program compared to the 19 states that have not.
Despite general problems in the ACA marketplace, such as high premiums and lackluster carrier participation, current conditions are quite stable.
CMS announced shifts in marketplace enrollment by metal in 2018. Due to quirks introduced by the elimination of cost-sharing reduction payments, subsidy-eligible customers found they could get better deals by choosing bronze or gold.
An Altarum Institute report shows signs of a slowdown in growth in health care services spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of overall health spending.
Research by Urban Institute shows factors that contributed to 2018 marketplace premium increases and provides state estimates of average premium increases in silver and gold plans and detailed analysis of changes in select markets within 20 states.
The Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) is a quarterly household survey tracking a variety of health and health care factors, resulting in information on implementation issues under the Affordable Care Act, changes in health insurance coverage and related health outcomes.