Issue Brief
February 2015

Medicaid Expansion Helps Low-Wage Workers: Non-Expansion States

We’ve examined data from 22 states showing that working adults make up the majority of those who could benefit if states expanded Medicaid. View our new infographic and issue brief about the top occupations of the working but uninsured residents in Idaho.

March 6, 2014

Demographics of People with a Pre-existing Health Condition

Kathleen Stoll

Director of Health Policy

Under the Affordable Care Act, no American can be denied coverage, charged a higher monthly premium, or sold a policy that excludes coverage of important health services just because he or she has a pre-existing condition. This is called pre-existing condition discrimination, and without the provisions in the Affordable Care Act that prohibit this, a lot of Americans would be affected.

March 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 for a family of four*) will be eligible for premium tax credits to help them buy health coverage in insurance marketplaces (also known as “exchanges”).

Issue Brief
October 2011

States Making Progress on Rate Review

Highlights state efforts to protect consumers from unreasonable increases in health insurance premiums, including examples from 12 states.


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