Explores why states have used CHIP funds to cover adults, how CHIPRA allows states to cover parents or other adults through CHIP, and why states can and should continue to cover adults.
Examines four kinds of protections states have put in place that are designed to protect low-income, uninsured, or underinsured Americans from medical debt
Discusses the gaps in the current health coverage system in each state and explains how the Affordable Care Act will fill those gaps and help state residents.
The news of WellPoint's Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield hiking up premiums for its customers in California by 39% made waves across the country, and many other of WellPoint's affiliates will soon follow suit.
California consumers are not alone as they face huge premium hikes. Other consumers in states across the country also will see rate hikes from WellPoint this year.
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.
Explores the many ways the Affordable Care Act helps eliminate health disparities by improving access to health care for communities of color.
This post was written by Robert Kraig of Citizen Action Wisconsin and has been cross-posted on their website.
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.
The people's response to Governor Scott Walker's "budget repair bill" is a poignant reminder to each of us to engage in the broader debate about where we are headed as a country. Should not our first priority be the welfare of hard-working American families? Isn't it they who have disproportionately suffered from the struggling economy, rising health care costs, and corporate irresponsibility?
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.