Quick Strike Health Policy Analysis

Timely briefings examining a wide variety health insurance coverage issues in the United States.

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Quick Strike Health Policy Analysis briefs and reports provide timely briefings on current topics related to health insurance coverage and health care costs for policymakers, journalists, and others concerned about improving health care in the United States.

They are produced by the Urban Institute through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Urban Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy research and educational organization that examines the social, economic and governance problems facing the nation. For more information, visit http://www.urban.org.

Latest Content


Stabilizing and Strengthening ACA Nongroup Markets

September 28, 2017

The Urban Institute analyzes how policymakers must work to shore up marketplaces through adjusting the ACA’s provisions.


How Would Coverage, Federal Spending, and Private Premiums Change if the Federal Government Stopped Reimbursing Insurers for the ACA's Cost-Sharing Reductions?

September 8, 2017

This brief discusses how coverage, federal spending and private premiums could change if the federal government stopped reimbursing insurers for the ACA's cost-sharing reductions.


The Implications of Cutting Essential Health Benefits

July 1, 2017

The Urban Institute analyzes the implications of cutting Essential Health Benefits (EHB) targeted for cuts in reform debate.


State-by-State Coverage and Government Spending Implications of BCRA and AHCA

June 28, 2017

Research finds that 23 million more Americans could be uninsured by 2022 under the House-passed AHCA and 24.7 million under the Senate-introduced BCRA.


How Repealing and Replacing the ACA Could Reduce Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Parity Protections

June 5, 2017

Analysis by the Urban Institute finds the American Health Care Act (AHCA) could limit access to mental health and substance abuse treatment.