Featured ACA’s Future Resources
This poll finds large majorities across all parties say reauthorizing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is an important priority for Congress; however, a larger share of Republicans also say it is important for Congress to work on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). This month’s Kaiser Health Tracking Poll also examines public support for a variety of competing health care policies aimed at improving or replacing the 2010 health care law, including single-payer.
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Related ACA’s Future Resources
- Interactive Maps: Estimates of Enrollment in ACA Marketplaces and Medicaid Expansion
- State-by-State Estimates of Changes in Federal Spending on Health Care Under the Graham-Cassidy Bill
- Compare Proposals to Replace The Affordable Care Act
- Public Wants Republicans to Work with Democrats on Health Care
- What’s at Stake with ACA Repeal?
- Counties at Risk of Having No Insurer on the Marketplace (Exchange) in 2018
- Public Opinion on ACA Replacement Plans: Interactive
- Medicaid: What We Learned From the Recent Debate and What to Watch for in September 2017
- Association Health Plans for Small Groups and Self-Employed Individuals under the Better Care Reconciliation Act
- Pre-existing Conditions and Medical Underwriting in the Individual Insurance Market Prior to the ACA
- Kaiser Health News' Repeal and Replace Watch (khn.org)
This brief examines insurer financial data for the first six months of 2017 and finds further evidence that the individual market has been stabilizing and that insurers are regaining profitability, even as political and policy uncertainty clouds expectations for 2018.
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In this November 2017 post for The JAMA Forum, Larry Levitt reviews the status of the Affordable Care Act following actions by the Trump administration widely perceived as designed to undermine the marketplaces. Despite assertions to the contrary, Levitt finds, “at least for now, the ACA seems very much alive.”Perspective Read More
Kaiser Health Tracking Poll – November 2017: The Politics of Health Insurance Coverage, ACA Open Enrollment
This month marks the start of the ACA’s fifth open enrollment period and finds three in ten of the public saying they haven’t heard anything at all about the current open enrollment period. Despite their overall views of the ACA, the majority of the public (61 percent) – including most Democrats (71 percent), independents (58 percent), and half of Republicans (52 percent) – say that because President Trump and Republicans in Congress are now in control of the government, they are responsible for any problems with the health care law moving forward. This month’s tracking poll also examines public support for two variations of a Medicare buy-in proposal.Poll Finding Read More
Poll: Half of the Public Would Blame the Trump Administration if Fewer People Enroll in Marketplace Plans This Year, and Most See President Trump and Republicans As Responsible for the ACA‘s Future
Majorities of Democrats, Independents and Republicans Would Support Allowing People Younger Than Age 65 to Buy into Medicare Half (50%) of the public would say that if fewer people sign up for marketplace plans during this year’s open enrollment, it is mainly due to the Trump Administration, and most Americans…News Release Read More
Maps illustrate how premiums in Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces changed for 2018 by looking at the change in the lowest-cost bronze, silver and gold plans by county; counties where an individual’s tax credit covers the full premium of the lowest-cost bronze plan; and counties where the unsubsidized premium for the lowest-cost gold plan has a lower or comparable premium to the lowest-cost silver plan in 2018.Issue Brief Read More
Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance marketplaces opened in 2014, there have been a number of changes in insurance participation as companies entered and exited states and also changed their footprint within states. The map below shows how insurance participation has changed from 2014 – 2018 in every county in the U.S. There are a number of areas in the country with just one exchange insurer. In 2018, about 26% of enrollees (living in 52% of counties) have access to just one insurer on the marketplace (up from 21% of enrollees living in 33% of counties in 2016).Issue Brief Read More
In this Axios column, Drew Altman examines the role of health care in Virginia’s elections and the referendum on Medicaid expansion in Maine. His assessment: the elections and the referendum will have a bigger impact on upcoming policy debates about cutting Medicaid to pay for tax cuts, and state interest in Medicaid expansion, than on upcoming elections.Perspective Read More
This brief examines family budgets of Medicaid enrollees, how health care costs fit into these budgets, and views on how potential changes to health care could affect them based on 21 interviews with Medicaid enrollees in five cities.Issue Brief Read More
New Individual Mandate Penalty Calculator Helps Consumers Estimate Their Penalty for Being Uninsured in 2018
A new individual mandate penalty calculator from the Kaiser Family Foundation allows consumers to estimate how much they would owe as a tax penalty for lacking health coverage in 2018, and to compare that amount to the cost of the least expensive 2018 Affordable Care Act marketplace plan in their…News Release Read More
The Individual Mandate Penalty Calculator estimates your penalty for going uninsured vs. how much you would pay for health insurance coverage on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces.Interactive Read More
Web Briefing: What Should Consumers Know about ACA Open Enrollment in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia?
The Kaiser Family Foundation will hold a web briefing focusing on key information for individuals shopping for Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace coverage in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.Event Read More