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Health Reform

Compare the Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill to Current Law

How Do the Plans Approach:

  • Subsidies for People with Individual Market Plans
  • States’ Role in Regulations
  • Medicaid
  • Women’s Health
  • Medicare

5 Ways the Graham-Cassidy Proposal Puts Medicaid Coverage At Risk

  • Ends ACA funding, partially replaces it with a block grant that expires after 2026.
  • Shifts funding from Medicaid expansion states to non-expansion states.
  • No Medicaid coverage for childless adults.
  • Caps federal funds to states for the traditional Medicaid program.
  • Eliminates funding for Medicaid family planning at Planned Parenthood clinics for 1 year.

Current Status of State Planning for the Future of CHIP

Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which covered 8.9 million children in FY 2016, is set to expire on September 30, 2017.
Private Insurance

Map: Counties at Risk of Having No Insurer on the 2018 Marketplace

counties out of 3,143 nationally are at risk of no insurers offering a plan on the 2018 marketplace.

Health Reform

Estimates: Adults With Pre-Existing Conditions That Were Uninsurable Pre-Obamacare

52 million

adults under 65 have pre-existing conditions that would make them uninsurable before the Affordable Care Act

Medicaid Demonstration Waivers: A Look at Approved and Pending Waivers

  • What are Section 1115 Medicaid waivers?
  • 33 states have 41 approved waivers; 18 states have 21 pending waivers.
  • Detailed tables track waivers by state and topic.

Drew Altman: The ACA Stability "Crisis" in Perspective

About 6.7 million out of 17.5 million Americans who buy coverage in the non-group market would feel the effects of sharp premium increases in 2018. That is a significant number of people, and an urgent problem for Washington to solve, but it isn’t a system-wide crisis.
Private Insurance

Early 2017 Financial Data Indicate Stabilizing Individual Insurance Market

Insurer financial data through the first quarter of 2017 suggest the individual market has been stabilizing and insurers in this market are regaining profitability.
Health Reform

Interactive Map: What's at Stake with ACA Repeal?

  • Number of Traditional & Expansion Medicaid Enrollees
  • Federal & Expansion Medicaid Spending Amounts
  • Reduction in Number of People without Insurance, 2013-2015
  • Estimated Number of People with Declinable Pre-Existing Condition

The Role of Medicaid in Rural America

A look at Medicaid’s role for 52 million nonelderly children and adults living in the most rural areas in the United States.

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