This infographic shows the basic facts about where states stand on Medicaid expansion.
Learn about the new 2016 federal poverty guidelines for people living in the 48 contiguous states or the District of Columbia, as well as Alaska and Hawaii. The 2015 guidelines are also included for reference.
Legislative sessions during an election year are historically shorter, more budget-oriented and less controversial than other years. But as the Obama administration enters its final year, the Affordable Care Act and the tools it provides for increasing health coverage are on the agenda as state lawmakers return to the capitol this month.
Outline of which states are considering or implementing waivers to create their Medicaid expansion programs—and how.
Learn about the multiple benefits of Medicaid expansion that are fueling the movement to expand Medicaid across the country.
Both a call to action and a roadmap for progress, Families USA’s latest report, Health Reform 2.0 lays out a path for securing high-quality, affordable health care to all Americans—regardless of income, age, race, or ethnicity—and for achieving the “Triple Aim”: improving health, enhancing quality of care, and reducing health care costs.
Explains the Qualified Individual (QI) program and provides a 50-state look at how people benefit, including how many people get help and how much money QI puts in their pockets.
Under the Affordable Care Act, no American can be denied coverage, charged a higher monthly premium, or sold a policy that excludes coverage of important health services just because he or she has a pre-existing condition. This is called pre-existing condition discrimination, and without the provisions in the Affordable Care Act that prohibit this, a lot of Americans would be affected.
This blog was originally posted on HuffingtonPost.com
Explains that some low-income families may not be able to afford health coverage in the health insurance marketplaces until CHIP premiums are reduced or eliminated.