The Affordable Care Act did a lot to help uninsured consumers get health coverage, but it did not entirely resolve the very real problems with insurance affordability for low- and moderate-income consumers. These consumers often struggle to meet other living costs and, even once they have health insurance, may not be able to get the health care they need because they have trouble paying for costs associated with their premiums, office visits, and other types of health care.
Evaluating the Consumer Window-Shopping Experience in Health Insurance Marketplace Websites: A Comparative Analysis
Find out which elements make websites consumer-friendly when shopping for health insurance in the marketplace.
Comparing Consumers’ Window-Shopping Experiences in Health Insurance Marketplace Websites: An Analysis
This graphic was produced as part of a report that analyzes how effectively all 16 state-run health insurance marketplace websites (including D.C.) and the federal healthcare.og site allow consumers to gather basic information about different health plans before having to enter personal information and create an account to apply for a specific plan.
Explains that some low-income families may not be able to afford health coverage in the health insurance marketplaces until CHIP premiums are reduced or eliminated.
On April 12, 2006, Mitt Romney signed the Massachusetts Health Insurance Reform into law. In doing so, he proudly stated that the new law would expand health insurance coverage and consumer protections to people across the state. Less than a year later, he touted “RomneyCare” as a model for nation-wide replication.
Shows the financial benefits of the Affordable Care Act for families in each state, including help people will get with paying premiums and new, more affordable health insurance options.
Highlights state efforts to protect consumers from unreasonable increases in health insurance premiums, including examples from 12 states.
This series explores multiple aspects of implementing health insurance exchanges, including obtaining funding, establishing good governance and oversight, and selecting plans.
Discusses provisions in the Affordable Care Act that call for states to have one streamlined online application for all types of insurance and for premiums tax credits.
Provides new national and state data on how many Americans have out-of-pocket health care spending that exceeds caps created by the Affordable Care Act.