Both a call to action and a roadmap for progress, Families USA’s latest report, Health Reform 2.0 lays out a path for securing high-quality, affordable health care to all Americans—regardless of income, age, race, or ethnicity—and for achieving the “Triple Aim”: improving health, enhancing quality of care, and reducing health care costs.
Seven issues that advocates should consider around the roles and responsibilities of insurance brokers and agents who help consumers enroll in health coverage through health insurance marketplaces.
Discusses the consumer protections that marketplaces should consider implementing if marketplaces allow web brokers to enroll consumers in marketplace plans and financial assistance.
Reviews key considerations to keep in mind when designing programs to help consumers understand and enroll in health insurance, including funding, location, outreach, scope, staffing, and training.
Presents best practices for state advocates on story banking and engaging young adults, including how to start collecting consumer stories and how to use social media to reach young adults.
Learn what your state needs to include in its health insurance marketplace for consumers with limited English proficiency.
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.
Reviews the early experiences of four states under the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) and how those experiences can inform implementation.
Provides an overview of the requirements for health insurance navigator programs and answers key questions states will face as they establish effective navigator programs.
Explains the new method of determining eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP, which now matches the method used for other health care programs and for calculating financial assistance with health insurance.