This fact sheet explains the U.S. government’s role in addressing the global tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, including the history of U.S. involvement and funding trends.
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This interactive map shows the status of all Section 1332 waivers requested by states. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to apply for innovation waivers to alter key ACA requirements in the individual and small group insurance markets and can be used to shore up fragile insurance markets, address unique state insurance market issues, or experiment with alternative models of providing coverage to state residents.
A new KFF online resource tracks more than 30 bills introduced in the current Congress that would affect global health policy. The U.S. Global Health Legislation Tracker covers current legislation on an array of topics, from implementing a strategy to help end preventable maternal and child deaths to creating an…
This tracker provides a listing of global health-related legislation introduced in the current Congress.
In June 2019, KFF invited a group of journalists with a strong focus on health policy and state health reform to participate in a week-long fellowship focused on Georgia’s health care landscape and the national implications of the state-level policy work there. The HIV epidemic, maternal mortality, Medicaid, reproductive health,…
Blended finance is the subject of increasing attention and growing excitement in global health. Our new brief provides background on this development funding approach, and presents key takeaways from a policy roundtable discussion we held earlier this year.
This compiles key polling data examining the favorability of the ACA and its provisions, including protections for people with pre-existing conditions and the law’s individual mandate penalty, which Congress eliminated effective in 2019.
In this Axios column, Drew Altman explores the large implications of eliminating Medicaid in a Medicare-for-all system—an issue that has not received much attention in the current debate.
A number of states have taken steps to provide consumers with more affordable coverage options in the individual market, including the marketplaces. Some states are implementing strategies that lower premiums by building on, and increasing the stability of the individual market, while other states are expanding the availability of lower cost coverage sold outside the marketplaces that does not comply with ACA standards—an approach that could increase marketplace premiums further. This brief examines these different approaches and discusses the implications of state policy choices.