Explains value-based insurance design and high-value care, outlines the key elements that value-based insurance should include.
Learn about two types of health insurance models that insurers are implementing to encourage consumers to take a more active role in their health, and find out which model is more effective and why.
Outlines five key elements of consumer-friendly health insurance marketplaces (also known as exchanges) offers tips for making sure plans sold in those marketplaces meet consumers' needs .
The New and Enhanced Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards Will Help Eliminate Disparities in Health and Health Care
This April, the Office of Minority Health at the Department of Health and Human Services released the enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care. With implementation of the Affordable Care Act in full swing and growing interest in improving the delivery of care and addressing health care costs, these standards will serve as a critical guide to developing policies and strategies that improve the quality of health care services and meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population.
As stewards in educating, equipping, and empowering members of their communities, faith leaders have the unique opportunity to educate their congregants about the new health insurance options available through the marketplace. Because they value health, justice, and equity, faith leaders can be critical sources of information about the Affordable Care Act, which could have a far-reaching impact on millions of Americans—many of whom sit in pews on a weekly basis.
Explores why low-income people with Medicare struggle to pay for their health care and offers three ways to enable more Medicare beneficiaries to afford the care they need.
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.
This new infographic and accompanying report offers a new perspective on the public debate around recipients of private, individual (non-group) insurance whose health plans are being terminated and who fear they may need to pay more for new coverage.
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.
Discusses the consumer protections that marketplaces should consider implementing if marketplaces allow web brokers to enroll consumers in marketplace plans and financial assistance.