This issue brief answers key questions about Texas v. U.S., the case challenging the Affordable Care Act, leading up to the oral argument on appeal.
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The Affordable Care Act does not require businesses to provide health benefits to their workers, but applicable large employers may face penalties if they don’t make affordable coverage available. The employer shared responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act penalizes employers who either do not offer coverage or do not offer coverage that meets minimum value and affordability standards. These penalties apply to firms with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees. This flowchart illustrates how those employer responsibilities work.
This analysis examines the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed rule revising the regulations implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. Section 1557 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability in health programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. It examines the significant ways that the proposal would narrow the scope of the existing HHS implementing regulations.
The G20 and development assistance for health: historical trends and crucial questions to inform a new era
In this article for The Lancet, KFF’s Jennifer Kates and 19 co-authors examine trends in the provision and receipt of development assistance for health (DAH), particularly for the G20 countries. The article looks at key questions facing leaders of the G20 countries, including how to best focus DAH for equitable health gains, how to deliver DAH to strengthen health systems, and how to support domestic resource mobilization and tranformative partnerships for sustainable impact.
New data from the first three months of 2019 suggest that insurers in the individual market remain profitable, even with average premiums falling for the first time since the ACA was implemented. These data indicate that the individual market appears to be stable so far in 2019, despite the repeal of the individual mandate penalty and the proliferation of loosely-regulated short-term insurance plans.
This issue brief answers 3 key questions and provides new data about state medical frailty determinations, which are assuming greater importance as more states adopt restrictive Section 1115 waivers that exempt medically frail enrollees from policies such as work requirements and premiums. The findings are excerpted from our 50-state survey on Medicaid financial eligibility for seniors and people with disabilities.
State Health Facts provides free, up-to-date, health data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the United States, counties, territories, and other geographies. State Health Facts provides users with the ability to map, rank, trend, and download data. Data come from a variety of public and private sources, including KFF reports, public websites, government surveys and reports, and private organizations.
Across a wide range of health care issues challenging the U.S., San Francisco has been at the forefront of identifying and implementing innovative solutions that can influence what other communities do. On Tuesday, June 25, KFF hosted a discussion with San Francisco’s new public health director Dr. Grant Colfax about…
This fact sheet provides information on key HIV testing statistics, testing recommendations as advised by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), insurance coverage of HIV testing, testing sites and policies, and types of tests available.
In this column, Drew Altman zeroes in on a key test for when the implementing rules are written for the new executive order on hospital price transparency: consumers will need to know what amount they must pay out of pocket to really help them shop on price.