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3/11/2015

The Effects of the Medicaid Expansion on State Budgets: An Early Look in Select States

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This brief looks beyond the estimates and examines the early budget effects of expansion in three states: Connecticut, New Mexico, and Washington State. The study was conducted during the Fall of 2014; budgets had been enacted for state fiscal year 2015, the first full state fiscal year with the Medicaid expansion in effect. Budget officials were also in the process of closing the books on SFY 2014, the latter half of which included the first 6 months of the Medicaid expansion in each of these states.

 
 

2/22/2015

Data on Current Marketplace Enrollment

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Data in this table represent cumulative Marketplace enrollment through February 22, 2015 for states using the healthcare.gov platform to perform eligibility determinations and enroll consumers into coverage for 2015 (states using the Federally-facilitated Marketplace and states with a Partnership or Federally-supported State-based Marketplace). Data for State-based Marketplaces are through February 21, 2015, with the exception of California, which reported data through February 22, 2015.

 
 

2/13/2015

Cost- Sharing Subsidies in Federal Marketplace Plans

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This report analyzes cost sharing in 2015 ACA Marketplace Plans in 37 States.

 
 

2/11/2015

Report Analyzing Cost Sharing in 2015 ACA Marketplace Plans in 37 States

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The slides below show the average cost-sharing amounts for standard silver plans and for the cost-sharing variants for each category of enrollee cost sharing. As expected, what we see is a general pattern of declining average cost-sharing amounts in each service category as the actuarial value of the variants increases.

 
 

2/11/2015

Supporting Social Service Delivery through Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations: Early State Efforts

The brief outlines key themes and considerations from these early adopters to help additional states support collaboration between ACO and social service providers.

 
 

2/11/2015

Supporting Social Service Delivery through Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations: Early State Efforts

This brief, made possible through support from The Commonwealth Fund, highlights the initial efforts of seven states -- Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington -- that participated in CHCS' Medicaid ACO Learning Collaborative.

 
 

1/29/2015

Survey Examines Adults Who Remained Uninsured at the End of 2014

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This survey of 10,502 non-elderly adults was fielded between September 2 and December 15, 2014 with the goal of understanding why some people continue to lack coverage.

 
 

1/15/2015

Two Reports Focus on Arizona Children Who Lost CHIP Coverage and Lessons Learned for the Future

Fourteen thousand children in Arizona lost their health insurance at the end of January 2014 when the state ended its KidsCare program for low-income children, becoming the only state in the country without an active Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Two new reports released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families today focus on how those cuts to children's coverage impacted Arizona families and what lessons can be learned from Arizona's experience for the upcoming national debate on the future of CHIP.

 
 

1/9/2015

Integrated Appeals Processes for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees: Lessons from States

This brief, made possible through support from The Commonwealth Fund and The SCAN Foundation, explores opportunities for states to develop an integrated appeals process, whether through a Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP) or a financial alignment demonstration.

 
 

1/6/2015

CBPP Report: Raising ACA Employer Mandate Threshold to 40 Hours Would Lead to Fewer Hours for Workers

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities paper provides data shows that raising the law's threshold from 30 hours a week to 40 would make a shift toward part-time employment much more likely.

 
 

12/12/2014

NDNRC Fact Sheet- Intellectual Disability

This fact sheet is intended to help Navigators identify what issues are unique to consumers with Intellectual Disability so that they can assist them as they make decision related to their healthcare coverage.

 
 

12/12/2014

NDNRC Fact Sheet- Autism Spectrum Disorder

This fact sheet is intended to help Navigators identify what issues are unique to consumers with autism spectrum disorder so that they can assist them as they make decision related to their healthcare coverage.

 
 

12/12/2014

NDNRC Fact Sheet- Veterans

This fact sheet is intended to provide Navigators, Assisters and Certified Application Counselors with information about veterans and their eligibility for healthcare through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

 
 

10/21/2014

CCD Open Enrollment Flyer

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities released a flyer containing information about the open enrollment period starting in November

pdf File open enrollment flyer final (2).pdf [download]
 
 

9/25/2014

Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky's Obamacare Success

This story highlights that despite the pushback from small insurers, the ACA can create a successful situation for all stakeholders, as seen in the small town of London, KY.

 
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