Discusses provisions in the Affordable Care Act that call for states to have one streamlined online application for all types of insurance and for premiums tax credits.
This series explores multiple aspects of implementing health insurance exchanges, including obtaining funding, establishing good governance and oversight, and selecting plans.
Explores the debate about whether navigators should be licensed as agents or brokers, explains how navigators are different from brokers and agents.
Explains the problems with allowing health insurance companies to sell plans in states where they are not licensed, including insurers evading and undermining consumer protections.
Explores how the Affordable Care Act expands the practice of offering immediate, temporary Medicaid coverage to people who appear to be eligible based on income.
Explains the new method of determining eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP, which now matches the method used for other health care programs and for calculating financial assistance with health insurance.
Highlights state efforts to protect consumers from unreasonable increases in health insurance premiums, including examples from 12 states.
Presents best practices for state advocates on story banking and engaging young adults, including how to start collecting consumer stories and how to use social media to reach young adults.
Shows the financial benefits of the Affordable Care Act for families in each state, including help people will get with paying premiums and new, more affordable health insurance options.