What the midterm election means for the health policy agenda between now and 2020–mostly political positioning and gridlock in Congress, with most of the action affecting people occurring in the states.
Our analysis includes data on the number of insurers by state and county from 2014 to 2019.
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.
Short-term plans can charge premiums that are 54 percent lower by:
- Excluding coverage of pre-existing conditions or denying insurance altogether to people with such conditions.
- Limiting or not covering benefits such as prescription drugs, maternity care, mental health and substance use treatment.
Global Health Policy
- 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
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.