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Commonwealth Fund highlights the early experiences of ACOs in Colorado, Minnesota, and Oregon to show that the model is beginning to save money and improve quality through better care coordination.
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.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) prepared a 1 page fact sheet about the House Rules provision on Social Security.
A new report from Community Catalyst about transforming our health care system to better meet the needs of the consumer.
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.
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 decisions related to their healthcare coverage.
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.
The charts that follow highlight 10 key findings on the Medicaid MCO market based entirely on analysis of data included in the Tracker. The charts provide a partial profile of the market. They also serve to illustrate the kinds of topics and questions the Tracker can be used to explore.
News/ updated content and webinar alerts and announcements from the Health Insurance Marketplace
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities released a flyer containing information about the open enrollment period starting in November
National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative Fact Sheet #16
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.
In August 2014, Indiana submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) a proposal to amend and renew its current its 1115 waiver, "Healthy Indiana Plan." The proposal, which is now open for public comment and subject to CMS approval, seeks to implement the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion in a way that requires waivers of existing federal law.
In approving Arkansas's Medicaid Section 1115 demonstration, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gave the state the authority to test whether providing premium assistance to purchase private coverage offered on the health insurance exchange will improve access to care for individuals newly eligible for Medicaid as a result of the ACA. In this review, the Government Accountability Office found that the "private option" Medicaid expansion may not meet cost neutrality requirements of demonstration waivers.
Center for Health Care Strategies calls it a "Step Forward for People with Mental Illness"
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that Virginia's Medicaid agency will initiate an 1115 demonstration wavier request to create a benefit package for people with serious mental illness to have access to both behavioral and primary health services.
With the second open enrollment period of the health insurance marketplaces approaching, this analysis provides an initial look at premium changes for marketplace plans for individuals in 15 states and the District of Columbia that have publicly released comprehensive data on rates or rate filings for all insurers.