Discusses opportunities to protect consumers by requiring that insurance companies spend a minimum percentage of premium dollars on health care instead of administrative costs, marketing, and profits.
Explains that some low-income families may not be able to afford health coverage in the health insurance marketplaces until CHIP premiums are reduced or eliminated.
This infographic shows where states stand on Medicaid expansion. One of the most important--and popular--provisions of the Affordable Care Act is the expansion of health coverage to low-income families through the Medicaid program. In the states that expanded Medicaid, many of those who benefit are hard-working people in low-wage jobs that do not offer health insurance—like waiters and waitresses, sales clerks, cooks, and home health aides.
Here are basic facts about where states stand on Medicaid expansion, along with states to watch.
See how residents of states in the Deep South view expanding Medicaid, with breakdowns by state, race, political ideology, and age.
Estimates that more than 25.7 million Americans will get help paying for health coverage in the health insurance marketplaces .
Find out how many Americans with pre-existing conditions will benefit from the Affordable Care Act's protections against being denied health insurance.
Estimates the number of Americans who die prematurely because they don't have health insurance, has state-level breakdowns by week, month, and year.
Provides national and state data on the millions of people with private insurance who will be helped by the new plain-language descriptions of health insurance required by the Affordable Care Act.
Provides new state data on the number of small businesses and small business workers who could benefit from this new tax credit;explains how the tax credit works.
Provides state-level data showing why hospitals are important to residents and state economies—and why Medicaid funding is essential to hospitals' bottom lines.