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Health Reform

Drew Altman: Red-State Changes Could Strengthen ACA, Medicaid

“By making their ACA marketplaces and Medicaid programs more conservative, the leaders of several red states may actually strengthen the ACA and Medicaid by creating a stronger Republican constituency for both programs.”
Women's Health Policy

Abortion Coverage and the House Premium Relief Act

Under the ACA stabilization bills, only insurers that exclude abortion coverage would be eligible for:

– Federal reinsurance funding, and

– Cost-sharing reduction payments

Women's Health Policy

Abortion Riders in States with Insurance Restrictions

  • 10 states ban abortion coverage in most private plans
  • 9 of these states allow sale of abortion riders
  • No insurers offer abortion riders on individual market in these states

Snapshots of Recent State Initiatives in Medicaid Prescription Drug Cost Control

  • Drug growth caps
  • Closed formularies
  • Promoting lower cost generic drugs
  • Increasing pricing transparency

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