What makes up an “adequate” network of health care providers for consumers from diverse racial and ethnic groups? Our new brief describes policies to help achieve such networks—and strategies to put these policies in place.
From screening prospective clients to guiding consumers through the application process, volunteers are helping navigator and assister programs with enrollment efforts.
Consumers, employers, and policymakers all need greater transparency in health care pricing. Learn what federal and state policymakers can do to improve access to health care price information.
Four Strategies for Improving Programs that Help Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries with Health Care Costs
Low-income people with Medicare often struggle with high out-of-pocket health care costs. This brief identifies four strategies that advocates and policymakers can use to improve the programs that help these beneficiaries.
“Fast-track” enrollment strategies save states money and increase insurance coverage by streamlining Medicaid enrollment. Learn how it worked in Illinois and West Virginia.
Explains how reference pricing programs, when implemented in consumer-friendly ways, can minimize price variation and encourage consumers to shop for care based on price and quality.
Discusses CHIPRA’s new funding, changes in who is eligible, tools to help enroll more children, and provisions designed to improve children’s health.
Examines the new system of performance bonuses created by the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) that rewards states for enrolling uninsured children in Medicaid.
The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA): Addressing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Explains several new provisions in CHIPRA that are designed to address disparities in children’s health coverage and care; includes a list of action steps for advocates.
Explains the new federal financing rules under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), including how funding will be distributed among the states.