Beginning in 2017, the Affordable Care Act permits states to apply for waivers to begin experimenting with strategies to provide residents with access to high-quality, affordable health insurance. Known as 1332 state innovation waivers, these waivers can be an important vehicle for the next round of state improvements in health care.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are more likely to have certain health problems than whites. Finding and treating these problems early can make a huge difference. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance plans must cover preventive services for free.
American Indians and Alaska Natives are more likely than whites to suffer certain health conditions. Finding and treating these problems early can make a huge difference. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance plans must cover preventive services for free.
Extending Medicaid benefits low-income adults, their families, the health care system, and state economies. It is important to maintain the current federal Medicaid financing structure to help keep the program strong.
Latinos are more likely suffer certain health conditions. Finding and treating these problems early can make a huge difference.
Accurate health plan provider directories are critical to ensuring that coverage works for consumers. Health plans and policymakers can take steps to reduce the prevalence of inaccuracies in provider directories.
The State Innovation Model (SIM) grant program gives states funding and technical assistance to design and test new ways to provide and pay for health care. This brief examines the six states that received Round 1 SIM Testing grants to identify best practices for consumer advocate engagement.
The Medicaid program is a reliable source of funding for states that bolsters their economies. Medicaid allows states to do more to meet their residents’ health care needs than they could do on their own.
This guide explains how to interpret health insurers’ annual statements. This knowledge can be helpful to advocates who are challenging rate increases during the rate review process.
Several states are still considering expanding their Medicaid programs, and many will use Medicaid waivers for these expansions. This guide tells advocates when and how they can engage in the Medicaid waiver process.