Highlights the limitations in states' abilities to keep health insurance premium increases in check and explains how health reform will give states more authority to do so.
Making the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) Work: How States Can Help People with Medicare
Examines how this law improves financial assistance programs for low-income Medicare beneficiaries and explains how advocates can ensure successful implementation in their states.
Discusses opportunities to protect consumers by requiring that insurance companies spend a minimum percentage of premium dollars on health care instead of administrative costs, marketing, and profits.
Examines four kinds of protections states have put in place that are designed to protect low-income, uninsured, or underinsured Americans from medical debt
Explores why states have used CHIP funds to cover adults, how CHIPRA allows states to cover parents or other adults through CHIP, and why states can and should continue to cover adults.
Explains the new federal financing rules under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), including how funding will be distributed among the states.
The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA): Addressing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Explains several new provisions in CHIPRA that are designed to address disparities in children’s health coverage and care; includes a list of action steps for advocates.
Examines Tennessee’s barebones plan, CoverTN. It is a useful case study of limited-benefit plans, illuminating several problems that other states may experience if they adopt such plans.
Examines the new system of performance bonuses created by the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) that rewards states for enrolling uninsured children in Medicaid.
Discusses CHIPRA’s new funding, changes in who is eligible, tools to help enroll more children, and provisions designed to improve children’s health.