Discusses opportunities to protect consumers by requiring that insurance companies spend a minimum percentage of premium dollars on health care instead of administrative costs, marketing, and profits.
Learn what your state needs to know about designing a health insurance marketplace and how you can help assess whether it's consumer-friendly.
Lays out options for states determining benefit packages (called Alternative Benefit Plans) for those who are newly eligible for Medicaid, including key factors states should consider when designing these benefits.
Highlights the limitations in states' abilities to keep health insurance premium increases in check and explains how health reform will give states more authority to do so.
Accurate health plan provider directories are critical to ensuring that coverage works for consumers. Health plans and policymakers can take steps to reduce the prevalence of inaccuracies in provider directories.
Explains the process for establishing state requirements for minimum benefits that health plans need to provide and highlights opportunities for advocates to get involved.
From screening prospective clients to guiding consumers through the application process, volunteers are helping navigator and assister programs with enrollment efforts.
Explains provisions in the Affordable Care Act that will help caregivers;includes tips for advocates who want to improve long-term supports and services in their state.
Highlights the major changes the Affordable Care Act will make to health coverage and care, such as expanding Medicaid, creating health insurance marketplaces, and providing new consumer protections.
This brief can help advocates think about whether a Basic Health program would work in their state; discusses problems Basic Health could address and key issues to consider.