Learn how many young adults are eligible for financial assistance to help buy health insurance in the marketplace, and how many young adults are uninsured.
Find out how many Americans with pre-existing conditions will benefit from the Affordable Care Act's protections against being denied health insurance.
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.
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.
Several important health equity victories coincided with Hispanic Heritage Month.
We got news that the Latino uninsured rate is lower than ever, there is more progress in immigrant access to health care in California and Illinois, and the federal government saved Ohio’s Medicaid program from harsh restrictions that would have cut access to health care for tens of thousands of people.
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Much like a cell phone, an insurance plan is only as good as its network. Protections enacted at the federal and state levels are an important step toward strengthening private insurance provider networks. The Affordable Care Act created the first-ever provider network protections for private insurance consumers. These protections require health insurance marketplace plans to have adequate networks to meet their enrollees’ medical needs in a timely manner.
This blog was originally written and posted by California Health Access.
The California Health Benefits Exchange Board held its first meeting today in Sacramento. The Board, staff, and nearly 100 stakeholders in the audience were well aware of the significance of the meeting, which represents the first official and concrete action toward expanding coverage and extending consumer protections to the 4 million Californians.
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.
While Congress wrestles with budget reconciliation and takes another swipe at the Affordable Care Act, most state lawmakers are back at their day jobs and finished with legislative business for the year. The 2015 sessions produced a few highlights, and some lowlights, for health care advocates. Lawmakers continued to grapple with full implementation of the ACA, but some looked beyond the health care law to move their states toward a health reform 2.0 agenda. Below we note some of the significant work this year in state capitals.