Category Archives: Health Care Reform: General Analysis

Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation: Final Open Enrollment Report for 2016

The Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation has published this final report on open enrollment in the health insurance marketplaces for coverage year 2016. 12.7 million people signed up or automatically renewed their plans for … Continue reading

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RWJF-Health Affairs Policy Brief: High Deductible Health Plans

This health policy brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Health Affairs focuses on the increasing number of high deductible health plans (HDHPs) being offered through the health insurance marketplaces established through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In 2015, … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: 12.7 Million Insured for 2016 Through Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that, after the third open enrollment period that ended January 31, 2016, a total of 12.7 million Americans have obtained health insurance coverage for 2016 through the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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New York Times: Mapping the Remaining Uninsured

As the third open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act begins, the New York Times has created interactive maps of the remaining uninsured in the U.S. (you can see the data for specific counties). The remaining uninsured are primarily in the … Continue reading

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Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation: Uninsured Populations Eligible to Enroll in Marketplaces for 2016

This issue brief from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)  describes the demographic characteristics of the remaining uninsured Americans who are likely to enroll for health insurance for 2016 through the health insurance … Continue reading

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Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation: Individuals with Marketplace Coverage for 2016

This issue brief from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) estimates the number of Americans who are likely to enroll for health insurance for 2016 through the health insurance marketplaces established through the … Continue reading

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RCN Foundation: How Has the Affordable Care Act Benefitted Medically Underserved Communities? National Findings from the 2014 Community Health Centers Uniform Data System

This policy research brief from the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative describes the impact of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on health insurance coverage among patients served by the nation’s community health centers.  Based on data collected from nearly … Continue reading

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National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians: Impact of Affordable Care Act on Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Korean, Pakistani, and Vietnamese Americans

This report from the National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians (NCAPIP) analyzes 2013 American Community Survey data on select social determinants (health insurance coverage, language, nativity, education, economic status) that impact on the participation and enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) … Continue reading

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Urban Institute: Characteristics of Those Affected by King v. Burwell

The Urban Institute has published this policy brief which analyzes the impact of a potential ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the pending King v. Burwell case that the federal health insurance exchange cannot offer federal tax credits to … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: 2015 Federal Poverty Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published the 2015 federal poverty guidelines used to determine income eligibility for many federal health and human services programs, including Medicaid.  The federal poverty guidelines also are used to determine eligibility … Continue reading

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