The State Innovation Model (SIM) grant program gives states funding and technical assistance to design and test new ways to provide and pay for health care. This brief examines the six states that received Round 1 SIM Testing grants to identify best practices for consumer advocate engagement.
“Fast-track” enrollment strategies save states money and increase insurance coverage by streamlining Medicaid enrollment. Learn how it worked in Illinois and West Virginia.
Designing Silver Health Plans with Affordable Out-of-Pocket Costs for Lower- and Moderate-Income Consumers
This brief identifies silver plan designs that make the upfront cost for care more affordable. You’ll also find policy and advocacy strategies to help advocates and policy makers effectively promote similar plan designs in other marketplaces across the country.
Explains three reasons why states should use data from SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) data to enroll adults in Medicaid without requiring a full application.
Outlines five key elements of consumer-friendly health insurance marketplaces (also known as exchanges) offers tips for making sure plans sold in those marketplaces meet consumers' needs .
Highlights state efforts to protect consumers from unreasonable increases in health insurance premiums, including examples from 12 states.
Examines what states are doing to make sure that all children (including those with pre-existing conditions) can get affordable health insurance.
Explores the many ways the Affordable Care Act helps eliminate health disparities by improving access to health care for communities of color.