Highlights the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for women, including free preventive care and protection from coverage denials for women with pre-existing conditions.
Explains the process for establishing state requirements for minimum benefits that health plans need to provide and highlights opportunities for advocates to get involved.
Helps advocates counter arguments for increasing out-of-pocket costs for people with Medicaid.
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.
Provides national and state data on the millions of people with private insurance who will be helped by the new plain-language descriptions of health insurance required by the Affordable Care Act.
Provides new state data on the number of small businesses and small business workers who could benefit from this new tax credit;explains how the tax credit works.
Presents statistics showing that higher alcohol taxes can reduce excessive drinking;discusses how alcohol taxes can be an important source of funding at the local, state, and federal levels.
Discusses how limited access to dental care in the United States has an effect on overall health, productivity, and financial security.
Key Issues in the Final and Interim Final Rules on Establishing Exchanges and Expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act
Summarizes key points in the final rules on the marketplaces (also known as exchanges) and the Medicaid expansion, as well as provisions that are interim final and open for comment.
Provides state-level data showing why hospitals are important to residents and state economies—and why Medicaid funding is essential to hospitals' bottom lines.