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Health Reform

Drew Altman: The ACA Ruling Shows How the Times Have Changed on Health Care

Many provisions of the ACA are even more popular than protections for pre-existing conditions, the issue which put Republicans on the defensive and helped Democrats in the midterm elections.

A Look at November State Data for Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas

  • 16,932 people lost coverage since September 2018 due to non-compliance
  • 1,428 met the work and reporting requirements in November
Health Reform

How Many of the Uninsured in Your State Can Purchase a Marketplace Plan for Free?

  • 4.2M uninsured people could get a bronze plan with $0 premiums after tax credits.
  • That is 27% of the 15.9M uninsured who could shop in the ACA marketplaces, but the share varies widely by state.
  • High deductibles mean consumers still may be better off paying for a silver plan



The Midterm Elections and Medicaid Expansion

A look at the ballot initiative votes in Idaho, Nebraska, Utah, and Montana, and the implications of the gubernatorial elections in Kansas, Maine and Wisconsin.

Health Reform

Why 2019 ACA Marketplace Premiums Are More Expensive Than They Could Be

We analyze the impact of the repeal of the individual mandate penalty and the expansion of loosely-regulated plans.
Disparities Policy

Estimated Impacts of the Proposed Public Charge Rule on Immigrants and Medicaid

  • Medicaid/CHIP enrollment likely to decline.
  • Over 14M Medicaid and CHIP enrollees live in a household with a noncitizen.
  • 94 percent of noncitizens who entered the U.S. without legal permanent resident status have characteristics the government could weigh against them in public charge determinations.
Women's Health Policy

Proposed Changes to Title X: Implications for Women and Family Planning Providers

The Trump Administration proposed new regulations in June for the Federal Title X family planning program that could significantly impact the network of providers currently available to low-income women.

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