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.
Consumers, employers, and policymakers all need greater transparency in health care pricing. Learn what federal and state policymakers can do to improve access to health care price information.
Four Strategies for Improving Programs that Help Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries with Health Care Costs
Low-income people with Medicare often struggle with high out-of-pocket health care costs. This brief identifies four strategies that advocates and policymakers can use to improve the programs that help these beneficiaries.
Explains how reference pricing programs, when implemented in consumer-friendly ways, can minimize price variation and encourage consumers to shop for care based on price and quality.
Although the Affordable Care Act now offers individuals greatly expanded access to health coverage, simply having an insurance card does not guarantee access to high-quality health care.
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 value-based insurance design and high-value care, outlines the key elements that value-based insurance should include.
Explains how accountable care organizations give financial incentives to health care providers to work as a team to deliver high-quality care;discusses challenges states face when implementing ACOs in Medicaid.
Learn how patients and health care providers can team up to ensure better health care for consumers at a lower cost and in a timely manner.
Learn how the Affordable Care Act creates opportunities for states to design and test new models of health care delivery, which can lead to better health and reduced spending.