Learn how to get health insurance in the new marketplaces, either in your state or through the federal government.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, consumers have more options for carriers and health insurance plans through their state’s marketplace.
According to data from healthcare.gov, 34 states’ marketplaces offer plans from an average of six insurance carriers.
Each of these carriers provides a range of health insurance plans. These plan choices will give people the flexibility to a find a health plan that meets their needs. Finding providers, prescriptions, and pricing is much easier now. Plus, most of these states offer at least four carrier options.
Live updates from day 2 of Health Action 2014.
Live updates from Health Action 2014.
Health Action 2014 starts in just a few days, and we have an amazing lineup of speakers, workshops, and events.
Throughout the past six months, the health care advocacy community has focused on outreach and enrollment in the new health insurance marketplaces. This work will continue, but with the New Year, we welcome another exciting frontier for advocacy as marketplaces start to prepare for 2015 and the requirements for the health plans that they will sell in that year and beyond.
Families USA’s annual Health Action Conference will give health care advocates across the country the chance to come together and discuss these and other issues about the future of health care reform.
Evaluating the Consumer Window-Shopping Experience in Health Insurance Marketplace Websites: A Comparative Analysis
Find out which elements make websites consumer-friendly when shopping for health insurance in the marketplace.
Comparing Consumers’ Window-Shopping Experiences in Health Insurance Marketplace Websites: An Analysis
This graphic was produced as part of a report that analyzes how effectively all 16 state-run health insurance marketplace websites (including D.C.) and the federal healthcare.og site allow consumers to gather basic information about different health plans before having to enter personal information and create an account to apply for a specific plan.
The flexibility and affordability of new health plans under the Affordable Care Act has led to an increased number of young adults buying health coverage.
Though the media often criticize Millennials for their so-called "invincible" attitudes toward their own health, research shows that young adults want to buy health insurance. However, in the past, it was hard for young adults to find coverage options that met their budgets and specific health care needs.
This new infographic and accompanying report offers a new perspective on the public debate around recipients of private, individual (non-group) insurance whose health plans are being terminated and who fear they may need to pay more for new coverage.