Policy Experts Talk Strategies, Obstacles for “Repeal and Replace”

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has increased access to health care by expanding coverage and reducing the number of uninsured, but problems facing consumers and insurers have some calling for repealing, replacing, or repairing the law. It seems every day we are presented with a new replacement plan or proposed rule, leaving the future of the health care landscape uncertain. Recently, CHIR sent Rachel Schwab to cover two D.C. events that brought together health policy experts to discuss the options and obstacles in front of us. Continue reading

Cancellation of Policies in the Individual Market: Apology Accepted, Mr. President – No Further Action Required

Last Thursday, the President apologized to those individuals currently covered under an individual policy and who will need to transition to a new policy that complies with the 2014 requirements under the Affordable Care Act. In his latest blog, David Cusano notes that this result was a necessary and predictable one, and encourages Americans to accept the President’s apology and move forward by promoting and implementing the protections under the ACA. Continue reading

Market Reforms Roundup: New Report on State Action on 2014 Market Reforms

In our most recent issue brief for the Commonwealth Fund, CHIR researchers studied the progress states have made to date in implementing the 2014 market reforms and found that most states have yet to move forward with changes they need. Katie Keith discusses the actions that states have taken so far and what our findings mean for federal and state regulators as they implement the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading

New Report Adds Insights to Debate on Whether Florida Should Exercise Medicaid Option

Our colleagues at the Center for Children and Families are out with a new report analyzing the impact that Medicaid expansion would have in Florida. They found that 800,000 to 1.3 million uninsured Floridians would gain health coverage with no net cost to the state and potential state savings as high as $100 million per year. Joan Alker has more about the report and what it could mean for Floridians. Continue reading

Consumer Representatives Issue Recommendations for Sweeping Insurance Reforms Under the Affordable Care Act

On August 11, 2012, the consumer representatives to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) debuted a a set of recommendations to ensure that state and federal lawmakers implement the Affordable Care Act's insurance reforms in a way that meet consumers’ needs. Learn more about the consumer representatives' recommendations and read the press release here! Continue reading