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Insights Column 03.03.2011

More money going to health care

One of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act is what’s known as the medical loss ratio requirement—better known as MLR. This requirement at one time caused a mild panic among insurers. But it…

Report 03.01.2011

Navigators Need Not Be Licensed as Insurance Brokers or Agents

This brief explains the Affordable Care Act's requirement that state health insurance exchanges establish navigator programs to help consumers make informed choices. In some states, there's debate about whether insurance brokers and agents perform…

Report 03.01.2011

The Health Care Law: Good News for Caregivers

Are you one of the 52 million Americans who take care of a spouse, parent, or other relative? If so, you know that caregiving can take an emotional and financial toll. Caregivers lose wages,…

Insights Column 02.28.2011

Community health centers vital to Americans’ health

Jimmy Ledesma’s sister and two brothers all died from diabetes. He did not realize that he too was suffering from the disease until he collapsed at work one day—and could not stand up. He…

Insights Column 02.25.2011

No More Free Rides, Says Judge

Originally posted on The Huffington Post: Yesterday afternoon, a third federal district judge ruled that the personal responsibility clause in the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. The American Center for Law and Justice, a right-wing…

Insights Column 02.24.2011

Seven States Lead the Way on Exchange IT

Starting in 2014, health insurance exchanges will be up and running. They will serve as online hubs where individuals and businesses can shop for coverage with the help of easy-to-understand information on all their…