Estimates the number of Americans who die prematurely because they don't have health insurance, has state-level breakdowns by week, month, and year.
Lays out the basics of how managed long-term care in Medicaid works; highlights key questions for advocates to ask when evaluating how managed care will affect consumers.
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.
On April 13, 2012, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) published a report on the private market for long-term care insurance. The purpose of the report was to explore the reasons why people don't purchase long-term care insurance, but it also served as a reminder of how important Medicaid is for people who need long-term care.
In 2009, 11 million Americans bought their own health insurance. If the Affordable Care Act had been fully implemented then, they would have spent less on their care. According to a new study, provisions of the Affordable Care Act would have saved these Americans an average of $280 a year between 2001 and 2009.
Not a week goes by without another report reminding us that the United States spends more on health care than any other country in the world, yet has worse health outcomes than most. How do we solve this problem and get more for our money? We need to focus on getting each person the right care at the right time.
By, Gene Lewit and Lian Wong, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Posted May 15, 2012
The House is expected to vote today on a Republican proposal to slash health care spending for low-income and middle-class families. Unfortunately, cutting services for America's families is becoming a familiar refrain of House Republicans.
As we await the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act coming in June, Families USA and other organizations are tallying up the benefits the law has provided so far-and the potential costs if the law is overturned. Last week, the Center for American Progress released Women and Obamacare, a report summarizing everything women stand to lose if the Supreme Court rules against the law-and it's not pretty.
The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies will send $1.3 billion dollars in rebates to consumers and small and large businesses this August. This is all because of the medical loss ratio provision that requires health insurance plans to spend most of your premium dollars on health care and quality improvements or to give your money back.