When states don’t extend Medicaid, Americans are hit the hardest. Our brief compares two neighboring states, Missouri and Iowa. Iowa has extended Medicaid coverage, but Missouri has not.
This infographic shows the populations—uninsured adults, parents with dependent children, working but uninsured adults, and uninsured veterans and their spouses—that would benefit from extending Medicaid.
By creating a story bank, organizations can share personal stories that illustrate how their issues affect real people. Our toolkit describes the major steps involved in setting up and operating an effective story bank.
With premium tax credit subsidies at stake in the King v. Burwell case, this video shows how the ACA relies on three key provisions to provide affordable health coverage to all. And when one of those provisions is taken away, the entire ACA is threatened.
In late January, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Indiana’s request to expand its Medicaid program using a waiver. The good news? Approximately 350,000 uninsured Hoosiers will have a chance to get Medicaid coverage under this waiver.
This checklist is designed to help advocates and consumers understand who makes decisions about private insurance in their states. It suggests questions to ask the insurance department, state legislators, and others.
Both a call to action and a roadmap for progress, Families USA’s latest report, Health Reform 2.0 lays out a path for securing high-quality, affordable health care to all Americans—regardless of income, age, race, or ethnicity—and for achieving the “Triple Aim”: improving health, enhancing quality of care, and reducing health care costs.
To provide consumers with plans that have lower cost-sharing, policymakers and marketplace officials should consider establishing “standardized plans.” These are plan designs that all insurers are required to sell that have standardized cost-sharing for covered health services.
Communities of color continue to face a limited availability of health care providers and facilities. By including at minimum these seven features in their provider networks, insurers can help consumers in communities of color gain access to timely, high-quality, language-accessible, culturally competent health care.
By partnering with health insurance companies, enrollment assisters gain access to plan information and health literacy resources. Assisters can more easily obtain answers to consumer questions about the marketplace plans available to them and troubleshoot consumer problems.