Skip to Main Content

Insights Column

Trending: Boston Hospital Acquisition Shines New Light on the Pitfalls of Mergers and Consolidation

A recent, high-profile hospital acquisition in Massachusetts has sparked new debate about the continued trend toward consolidation among U.S. hospitals. Boston-based Partners HealthCare, already the...

View More

Recent Hospital Earnings Data Show Stark Contrast in Numbers of Uninsured Patients in Medicaid Expansion States Compared to Non-Expansion States

There is now more proof that hospitals have an enormous financial stake in state decisions about expanding health coverage to low-income families. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, abo...

View More

5 Weeks Left to Choose a Marketplace Health Insurance Plan—Sprinting to the Finish Line

https://familiesusa.org/Marketplace%20Expert%20Insights%20on%20Open%20Enrollment/With five weeks left before the close of the second open enrollment period in the health insurance marketplace on Febru...

View More

Breaking: HHS Announces September 5 Deadline for Immigration Document Submission in Order to Avoid Marketplace Health Insurance Termination

September 5, 2014 is the deadline to send documents to the marketplace for people with inconsistencies in the documents that they submitted to verify immigration and citizenship status. Those who miss...

View More

New Study Finds that Penalty-Based Wellness Programs Fail to Improve Employee Health

Workplace wellness programs have the potential to improve the overall health and well-being of employees by helping them adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. However, not all wellness programs ar...

View More

Congressman Ryan’s Fiscal Year 2015 Proposed Budget Cuts Health Care for Millions of Americans

Congressman Paul Ryan released his budget proposal today for Fiscal Year 2015, outlining the funding and policy priorities for House Republicans. As in past years, this budget cuts a large chunk of he...

View More

Protecting Consumers When Health Insurance Marketplaces Allow Direct Enrollment through Web Brokers

Some health insurance marketplaces allow “web brokers” to conduct direct enrollment. This means privately run web broker sites can enroll consumers in marketplace coverage and financial assistance...

View More

Our Nation’s Health Depends on Fixing Persistent Health Disparities

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, more Americans can afford quality health insurance. However, having health insurance does not always equal having access to high-quality health care. This ...

View More

Maine’s Ballot Initiative to Expand Medicaid

A critical test of the popularity of the Affordable Care Act will take place in less than two weeks. On Nov. 7, voters in Maine will cast a vote on Question 2, a ballot initiative to expand Medicaid. ...

View More

Taking on High Prescription Drug Costs in Illinois: Q&A with Rep. Will Guzzardi

Illinois HB 4900 prevents pharmaceutical companies from price gouging on generic drugs Climbing prescription drug prices threaten the health and wellbeing of families and individuals who depend on li...

View More