This series explains what Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are and discusses how to build ACOs that meet patient needs, improve quality, and reduce health care costs.
When a Health Insurer Leaves the Individual Market: What States Can Do before Certain Affordable Care Act Changes Take Effect in 2014
Explains how states can enact more comprehensive protections for consumers who buy health insurance on their own before the Affordable Care Act goes into full effect in 2014.
Explains the process for establishing state requirements for minimum benefits that health plans need to provide and highlights opportunities for advocates to get involved.
Explores how wellness programs can encourage people to adopt healthy behaviors, provides examples of model programs, and includes a checklist for designing consumer-friendly wellness programs.
Learn more about the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act and to make the Medicaid expansion an option for states instead of a requirement.
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.
Reviews factors states should consider when deciding whether to partner with the federal government to run their health insurance marketplace;outlines state partnership responsibilities.