Examines Tennessee’s barebones plan, CoverTN. It is a useful case study of limited-benefit plans, illuminating several problems that other states may experience if they adopt such plans.
Medicaid Alternative Benefit Plans: What States Should Consider When Designing Coverage for the Expansion Population and the Role for Advocates
Examines issues states should consider when designing benefit plans for people who are newly eligible for Medicaid; outlines opportunities where advocates can engage in the process.
Lays out the key elements consumer-friendly wellness programs should have and the ways advocates can help protect enrollees if their state proposes a program that jeopardizes enrollees’ access to care.
Explains value-based insurance design and high-value care, outlines the key elements that value-based insurance should include.
Discusses the consumer protections that marketplaces should consider implementing if marketplaces allow web brokers to enroll consumers in marketplace plans and financial assistance.
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.
Seven issues that advocates should consider around the roles and responsibilities of insurance brokers and agents who help consumers enroll in health coverage through health insurance marketplaces.
Explains how the Affordable Care Act will improve coordination of care for patients with both Medicare and Medicaid ("dual eligibles");provides detailed guidance for advocates.
Explores the many ways the Affordable Care Act helps eliminate health disparities by improving access to health care for communities of color.
Learn more about the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act and to make the Medicaid expansion an option for states instead of a requirement.