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.
Although the Affordable Care Act now offers individuals greatly expanded access to health coverage, simply having an insurance card does not guarantee access to high-quality health care.
Designing Silver Health Plans with Affordable Out-of-Pocket Costs for Lower- and Moderate-Income Consumers
This brief identifies silver plan designs that make the upfront cost for care more affordable. You’ll also find policy and advocacy strategies to help advocates and policy makers effectively promote similar plan designs in other marketplaces across the country.
Quality measurement uses data to evaluate the performance of health plans and providers. Learn how the health care field is using this data to measure and improve the quality of health care that patients receive.
Lays out the key elements consumer-friendly wellness programs should have and the ways advocates can help protect enrollees if their state proposes a program that jeopardizes enrollees’ access to care.
Discusses the consumer protections that marketplaces should consider implementing if marketplaces allow web brokers to enroll consumers in marketplace plans and financial assistance.