The Results are In: Now What?

With the fundamental direction of health policy in our country on the line, Americans across the country have been waiting with baited breath for Election Day. But those who were hoping for an end to all the prognostication and crystal ball-gazing might not yet get their wish. Sarah Dash provides a look at what the election results mean for the future of the Affordable Care Act.

Leadership and Staffing Changes at CCIIO

As HHS races against some incredibly tight deadlines between now and January 1, 2014, we've noted a staff shake-up at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) following the return of Gary Cohen as the Center's new director. Sabrina Corlette summarizes these staffing changes.

CHIR Proud to Welcome New Faculty Member, Sarah Dash

CHIR – and CHIRblog – are excited to welcome a new member to our team! Allow Kevin Lucia to introduce you to CHIR's newest faculty member, Sarah Dash, who will be studying health insurance exchange implementation and delivery system reform.

State of the States: California and Colorado Identify EHB Benchmark Plans

Last week, California became the second state in the nation to pass legislation adopting its essential health benefits benchmark plan while Colorado became the eighth state to publically recommend a benchmark plan. Max Levin summarizes these developments and provides an update on state implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s essential health benefits requirements.

Revisiting CHIR's Across State Lines Report Post-Debate

The Affordable Care Act played a prominent role in last night’s presidential debate and those that watched the debate closely heard President Obama reference Governor Romney's plan to allow insurers to sell health insurance across state lines. Sabrina Corlette revisits our most recent study in light of presidential politics.

The Impact of Laws to Allow Cross-State Sales of Health Insurance: Few Benefits, Potential Risks for Consumers

Although proposals to allow the sale of health insurance across state lines are believed to help consumers access more affordable insurance options, these proposals have rarely been studied. To better understand how these proposals work and whether they are delivering on their promises, CHIR researchers examined across state lines laws in six states – Sabrina Corlette summarizes our findings from an issue brief released today.

More Detail on Multi-State Plans from Proposed Rules

The Office of Personnel Management has released new information about the Multi-State Plan Program, designed to inject new competition into state insurance markets. Sabrina Corlette examines their proposal and highlights some key issues for health care decision-makers.

Waiting for 2014: One Family's Story

Continuing our “Real Stories, Real Reforms” series, CHIRblog presents our second profile of everyday people across the country who will – or have already – benefited from new consumer protections under the Affordable Care Act. JoAnn Volk tells us about Henry, his family’s struggle to obtain affordable, quality insurance, and how the Affordable Care Act may help.

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