This series explains the new preventive care and wellness benefits in Medicare and explores how advocates can help Medicare beneficiaries take advantage of the new benefits.
Explains why the Affordable Care Act's historic Medicaid expansion is instrumental to health reform and all of the benefits it will offer to low-income Americans.
By weakening the standards around what benefits health plans must cover and other changes, the latest policy from the Trump Administration will threaten the quality and affordability of health coverage.
Explains how a “special enrollment opportunity” works for employer health plans and who is eligible for special enrollment.
Explains why medical debt is different from other kinds of debt, who medical debt affects, and the consequences of medical debt.
Find out what your state needs to know about coordinating enrollment in coverage through Medicaid, CHIP, and your state's health insurance exchange.
Provides state-level data showing why hospitals are important to residents and state economies—and why Medicaid funding is essential to hospitals' bottom lines.
A quick reference chart that outlines required and optional changes to Medicaid that make the eligibility process for applicants more streamlined and consumer-friendly.
Describes five key provisions of the Affordable Care Act that are in effect and lists the number of people in each state who are benefiting from each provision.
Last month, Kentucky asked the federal government for approval to make significant and troubling changes to its highly successful Medicaid expansion program. To justify its request, the state asserted that these changes would help “break the cycle of poverty.” However, the results would likely be the opposite.
The fact is, by providing health insurance and helping people in the program avoid medical debt, Medicaid coverage can actually improve the financial health of its enrollees. Two recent reports, one in April and one in June, offer new evidence supporting that link.