Explains how accountable care organizations give financial incentives to health care providers to work as a team to deliver high-quality care;discusses challenges states face when implementing ACOs in Medicaid.
Explains the two ways states can change their Medicaid programs, including an at-a-glance comparison chart; discusses what advocates should do based on which option their state uses.
Discusses how the Affordable Care Act improves or creates multiple programs that will help caregivers and the seniors and people with disabilities they care for.
Learn how the Affordable Care Act allows states to expand Medicaid by purchasing coverage for enrollees through the health insurance marketplaces using federal funds
When a Health Insurer Leaves the Individual Market: What States Can Do before Certain Affordable Care Act Changes Take Effect in 2014
Explains how states can enact more comprehensive protections for consumers who buy health insurance on their own before the Affordable Care Act goes into full effect in 2014.
Discusses the rights and benefits that many House members plan to take away from Americans—but keep for themselves—when they vote to defund or repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Learn how patients and health care providers can team up to ensure better health care for consumers at a lower cost and in a timely manner.
Explains what Medicaid Section 1115 waivers are and how advocates can take advantage of new rules that give them a bigger voice in the waiver process.
Reviews the early experiences of four states under the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) and how those experiences can inform implementation.
Learn how the Affordable Care Act creates opportunities for states to design and test new models of health care delivery, which can lead to better health and reduced spending.