Reform by the Numbers

A source of timely analysis from key researchers about the impact of health reform.

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This collection focuses on key issues related to national health reform, Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage expansions, and trends in health coverage.

It consists of RWJF-supported research and analysis from organizations including the Altarum Center on Sustainable Health Spending, the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, Mathematica Policy Research, the State Health Data Access Assistance Center, the State Health Reform Assistance Network, and the Urban Institute. The collection 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.

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Marketplace Shifts as National Carriers Withdraw

October 18, 2017 | Tool/Resource

A season of tumultuous changes was capped off by the announcement that the Administration would suspend payments to carriers for cost sharing reductions (CSR)s.


Beyond the Coverage Bump: Is Spending Growth Returning to Pre-ACA Levels?

October 10, 2017 | Brief

As seen in the health care spending trend report from Altarum, health care spending growth was estimated at just under 4 percent for the second quarter of 2017, a level not seen since 2014.


Marketplace Pulse: Leaky Risk Pools Sink Markets

August 16, 2017 | Brief

States may be able to improve their individual markets by eliminating transition products and restricting the sale of limited coverage.


Bare County Jamboree

July 19, 2017 | Brief

Counties in which no insurers have entered the health insurance marketplace for 2018, called "bare counties," represent a failure of a market to deliver minimum services to consumers.


Workers Gaining Health Insurance Coverage Under the ACA

July 1, 2017 | Report

An Urban Institute brief highlights the ACA’s impact on insurance coverage in working families pending possible ACA repeal and replace and the phase-out of Medicaid expansions.

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Health Reform Monitoring Survey

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.

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