Tag: health insurance

Facility Fee State Legislative Roundup: 2024 Session

With more outpatient care being delivered in hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) than in previous years, consumers increasingly face high hospital facility fee charges on top of their provider’s bill for routine medical care. CHIR’s Hanan Rakine discusses the 2024 legislative session and how different states have been successful in regulating outpatient facility fees.

Improving Health Care Competition: Federal and State Perspectives

On Tuesday, May 21st, Georgetown University’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms held the final of three events in its series on the Futures of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance. Event speakers Stacy Sanders, Erin Fuse Brown, David Seltz and Charles Miller discussed competition in health care from the federal and state perspectives.

Final Rule Rescinds Trump-Era Association Health Plans

The US Department of Labor recently finalized regulations governing the formation of Association Health Plans, reversing a 2018 Trump-era policy. In a recent Health Affairs Forefront article, CHIR’s Sabrina Corlette reviews the final rule and its impact on small business health insurance.

July Research Roundup: What We’re Reading

CHIR’s summer reading list includes the latest health policy literature. In July, we read about the disparities in medical debt burdens, policy interventions to reduce choice errors in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace, and the affordability of Marketplace health insurance under subsidy expansion.

Tackling Another Public Health Emergency: Recent State and Federal Policies to Increase Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Access

While the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) ended in May, the PHE declaration for the opioid crisis continues. Opioid overdose deaths remain alarmingly high, and the Biden administration recently bolstered the federal government’s response to the opioid crisis with new proposed rules to strengthen access to treatment. CHIR’s Rachel Swindle and Kristen Ukeomah explore this proposal as well as other recent state and federal policy changes that aim to reduce barriers to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder.

March Research Roundup: What We’re Reading

Winter is finally over, and health policy research is in full bloom. In March, we read about disparities in health insurance coverage for people of color, medical debt, and preventive service usage among private health plan enrollees.

December Research Roundup: What We’re Reading

Happy New Year! The holiday season may be over, but health policy researchers continue to bestow gifts onto our field. In December, we read about disruptions in health insurance coverage, the uninsured population, and gaps in provider network oversight. This roundup will highlight key findings of these articles, as well as their significance for our work.

October Research Roundup: What We’re Reading

The leaves may be changing, but the importance of health policy research is evergreen. Last month, we read up on the results of a survey on the state of U.S. health insurance coverage, enrollment patterns on- and off-marketplace, and the impact of marketplace enrollment strategies.

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