Advocates in New York recently celebrated a huge victory for health care consumers. Their efforts resulted in the public disclosure of insurer filings for all premium rate increases, guaranteeing greater transparency for consumers. New York advocates faced many challenges along the way, but ultimately their perseverance and resourcefulness led to this tremendous achievement.
Shows the number of people in each state who have cancer, diabetes, chronic lung disease, or heart disease and who rely on Medicaid, including breakdowns by racial and ethnic group.
Shows the financial benefits of the Affordable Care Act for families in each state, including help people will get with paying premiums and new, more affordable health insurance options.
Highlights state efforts to protect consumers from unreasonable increases in health insurance premiums, including examples from 12 states.
Presents new national and state data showing how cutting Medicaid would harm seniors, people with disabilities, their families, state workers, and the long-term care infrastructure.
Provides new national and state data on how many Americans have out-of-pocket health care spending that exceeds caps created by the Affordable Care Act.
Starting in 2014, health insurance exchanges will be up and running. They will serve as online hubs where individuals and businesses can shop for coverage with the help of easy-to-understand information on all their options. Developing a consumer-friendly Information Technology (IT) infrastructure will not only be important, but necessary, to making sure these exchanges work as efficiently as possible.
Protecting Seniors and People with Disabilities: Why It Is Important to Preserve the Maintenance of Effort Requirement in the Affordable Care Act
Discusses how stripping the maintenance of effort requirement from the Affordable Care Act will negatively affect Medicaid enrollees, their families, and their state economies.
Learn why expanding home- and community-based care is cost-effective in the long run and how states can do it using two new Medicaid options in the Affordable Care Act.
Andrew Ondrejcak, 24, was attempting to live out his dream. He moved from a small town to New York City to start a career in fashion. To make ends-meet, Andrew worked at a local bakery. He could barely afford rent and health insurance was out of the question.