The ACA’s Preventive Services Benefit Is in Jeopardy: What Can States Do to Preserve Access?
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by CHIR Faculty
4d ago
A federal judge is poised to gut one of the most popular provisions of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) preventive services requirement, potentially cutting off millions of peoples’ access to crucial care such as flu shots and cancer screenings. In a post for the Commonwealth Fund, CHIR researchers look at states that have codified the ACA’s preventive service requirement, identifying gaps and opportunities to bolster state-level protections. The post The ACA’s Preventive Services Benefit Is in Jeopardy: What Can States Do to Preserve Access? appeared first on Center on Health Insurance Reforms ..read more
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ERISA 101: The United States’ Hands-Off Approach to Regulating Employer Health Plans
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by Christine Monahan
1w ago
Amidst growing health care costs, adequate health insurance coverage is increasingly unaffordable for employers and employees. There is a growing focus on the role employer-sponsored plans can play in health care cost containment, but under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the access, affordability, and adequacy of employer coverage is dictated less by law and regulation and more by individual employers. The post ERISA 101: The United States’ Hands-Off Approach to Regulating Employer Health Plans appeared first on Center on Health Insurance Reforms ..read more
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Navigator Guide FAQs of the Week: Post-enrollment Issues
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by CHIR Faculty
1w ago
The open enrollment period has officially ended in most states. After signing up for 2023 coverage, enrollees may have questions about the ins and outs of health insurance and access to care. We’re spotlighting some of the post-enrollment questions and answers on our Navigator Resource Guide. The post Navigator Guide FAQs of the Week: Post-enrollment Issues appeared first on Center on Health Insurance Reforms ..read more
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Can Employer-sponsored Insurance Be Saved? A Review of Policy Options: Price Regulation
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by CHIR Faculty
1w ago
Health insurance is becoming increasingly unaffordable for employers and workers alike. In the second in their blog series assessing policy options to shore up employer-sponsored insurance as a source of coverage, CHIR experts Linda Blumberg, Sabrina Corlette and Jack Hoadley tackle a policy that economists and budget forecasters predict would have the biggest impact: hospital price regulation. The post Can Employer-sponsored Insurance Be Saved? A Review of Policy Options: Price Regulation appeared first on Center on Health Insurance Reforms ..read more
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December Research Roundup: What We’re Reading
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by Kristen Ukeomah
2w ago
Happy New Year! The holiday season may be over, but health policy researchers continue to bestow gifts onto our field. In December, we read about disruptions in health insurance coverage, the uninsured population, and gaps in provider network oversight. This roundup will highlight key findings of these articles, as well as their significance for our work. The post December Research Roundup: What We’re Reading appeared first on Center on Health Insurance Reforms ..read more
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Navigator Guide FAQs of the Week: The End of Open Enrollment
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by CHIR Faculty
2w ago
In most states, January 15 marks the end of the open enrollment period for 2023 coverage. While taking the final steps to enroll in a marketplace plan, there are a few important policies and procedures to keep in mind. We've highlighted some of the FAQs from our Navigator Resource Guide to help consumers through the process of finalizing their enrollment. The post Navigator Guide FAQs of the Week: The End of Open Enrollment appeared first on Center on Health Insurance Reforms ..read more
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New CHIR Case Study Examines Policies to Expand Primary Care Access in Rural Arkansas
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by CHIR Faculty
2w ago
Primary care is a critical tool to prevent illness and death and improve equitable distribution of health care. In a new case study, published in collaboration with the Milbank Memorial Fund, CHIR researchers detail stakeholder efforts to expand primary care access in Columbia County, Arkansas—a county classified as a primary care health professional shortage area. The post New CHIR Case Study Examines Policies to Expand Primary Care Access in Rural Arkansas appeared first on Center on Health Insurance Reforms ..read more
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Navigator Guide FAQs of the Week: Comparing Plans
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by CHIR Faculty
3w ago
Open Enrollment is drawing to a close; in most states, consumers only have until January 15 to sign up for a 2023 marketplace plan. To help with last-minute shopping for health insurance, this week's set of FAQs from our Navigator Resource Guide focuses on comparing plan options. The post Navigator Guide FAQs of the Week: Comparing Plans appeared first on Center on Health Insurance Reforms ..read more
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The Proposed 2024 Notice of Benefit & Payment Parameters: Implications for States
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by CHIR Faculty
3w ago
The Biden administration released a draft of the annual rule governing the Affordable Care Act marketplaces and insurance reforms. In this Expert Perspective for the State Health & Value Strategies program, Sabrina Corlette and Tara Straw review provisions of particular importance to states. The post The Proposed 2024 Notice of Benefit & Payment Parameters: Implications for States appeared first on Center on Health Insurance Reforms ..read more
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As Ground Ambulance Committee Begins Its Work, New Report on Balance Billing by Ground Ambulance Providers Highlights a Gap in the No Surprises Act
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by Madeline O'Brien
1M ago
On December 9, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the membership of the Advisory Committee on Ground Ambulance and Patient Billing, as required by the No Surprises Act (NSA). As the committee prepares to begin its work, there is new evidence out of Texas that the NSA’s exclusion of ground ambulance bills puts consumers at a significant financial risk when they need emergency medical transport. The post As Ground Ambulance Committee Begins Its Work, New Report on Balance Billing by Ground Ambulance Providers Highlights a Gap in the No Surprises Act appeared first on Center ..read more
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