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Insights Column 03.12.2013

Rate Shock for Young Americans: Debunking the Myth

Recently, there has been heated debate about the “rate shock” that some say young adults will experience as a result of the change in age rating under the Affordable Care Act. Today, insurers typically…

Infographic 03.04.2013

Affording Health Coverage in 2014

Low- and Middle-Income Americans Will Receive Tax Credits to Help Pay for Health Insurance. Starting in 2014, Americans earning up to four times the federal poverty level (currently $47,100 for an individual and $94,200…

Report 03.01.2013

Help Is at Hand: New Health Insurance Tax Credits

To ensure that everyone can afford health coverage, the Affordable Care Act provides financial assistance to help low- and middle-income people buy health insurance in the new health insurance marketplaces. This financial assistance is…

Report 03.01.2013

Language Access Checklist for Marketplace Implementation

One in four American consumers who will apply for coverage through the new health insurance marketplaces will speak a language other than English at home. This brief explains why states must provide language services…

Insights Column 02.21.2013

Forever Young?

In the past, women, people in less-than-perfect health, and older people were all charged much higher premiums than others—in fact, many were priced out of care. But, Obamacare changes that. The law alters the way that…

Report 02.01.2013

Medicaid Expansion Boosts State Economies

In 2013, we reached out to many states that were actively engaged in the Medicaid expansion debate. These states faced an important decision: whether or not to accept federal dollars to provide health coverage…

Report 02.01.2013

Implementing Consumer-Friendly Health Insurance Marketplaces

The Affordable Care Act requires each state to have a health insurance marketplace (also known as an "exchange"), and it sets minimum standards for health plans sold in  the marketplaces. But states have flexibility…