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.
Outlines the main elements of the Affordable Care Act that will go into effect right away, including help for people with pre-existing conditions, free preventive services, and improved Medicare drug coverage.
Examines the Affordable Care Act's requirement that states keep the same eligibility levels in Medicaid and CHIP until 2014 for adults and until 2019 for children.
Discusses the gaps in the current health coverage system in each state and explains how the Affordable Care Act will fill those gaps and help state residents.
Explains why it's essential to pass the Affordable Care Act and to implement it on time and includes state-level estimates of how many people die each year because they don't have health insurance.
Making the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) Work: How States Can Help People with Medicare
Examines how this law improves financial assistance programs for low-income Medicare beneficiaries and explains how advocates can ensure successful implementation in their states.
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.
Explains three reasons why states should use data from SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) data to enroll adults in Medicaid without requiring a full application.
Discusses the consumer protections that marketplaces should consider implementing if marketplaces allow web brokers to enroll consumers in marketplace plans and financial assistance.