On April 18, 2019, the Trump Administration finalized the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020 (NBPP). This rule will govern health insurance marketplaces and set the framework for insurance companies to propose plans and…
Stan Dorn, Maryland’s Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program: An Innovative Approach to Covering the Eligible Uninsured, Health Affairs Blog, 5/13/2019,https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20190510.993788/full/ Copyright ©2015 Health Affairs by Project HOPE – The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc. The…
Key findings On March 26, 2019, the chairs of three House committees with jurisdiction over core health care issues—Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means—jointly introduced legislation that would lower health…
Broad bipartisan majorities in the Maryland Senate and House, by margins of 46-0 and 119-12, have approved legislation to establish a simple and seamless system for obtaining health coverage. Under the bill, an uninsured Marylander can…
In state houses all across the country, advocates, legislators, and state officials are considering proposals to restore the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) temporary reinsurance program, which ended after 2016. This “Reinsurance 101” issue brief…
Both before and especially after President Trump and his congressional allies ended federal enforcement of the ACA’s individual mandate, several states established their own enforcement systems. Maryland’s lawmakers are proposing an innovative “down payment…
Despite the Affordable Care Act’s major improvements to the country’s health insurance system, health care costs remain unaffordable for many families. Much attention has focused on the problems of people with incomes too high…
On January 17, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule that would raise consumers’ out-of-pocket costs for health care under individual and employer-sponsored health insurance plans, and decrease premium…
This report explores near-term state options for lowering insurance costs in the individual market by expanding the circle of coverage, focusing on policy approaches that are innovative, practical, and ready for adoption in 2019.
New research reveals that, among both whites and people of color, in rural and urban areas alike, working-class women are particularly likely to experience serious problems with poor health and unaffordable health care.