Kaiser Family Foundation: Analysis of 2015 Premium Changes in the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplaces

Cynthia Cox and Larry Levitt and Gary Claxton and Rosa Ma and Robin Duddy-Tenbrunsel With the second open enrollment period of the health insurance marketplaces approaching, this analysis provides an initial look at premium changes for marketplace plans for individuals in 15 states and the District of Columbia that have publicly released comprehensive data on … Continue reading

KFF: Paying a Visit to the Doctor: Current Financial Protections for Medicare Patients When Receiving Physician Services

Cristina Boccuti  With the recent decision to enact a 17th short-term “fix” to avert deep cuts in Medicare payments to physicians, Congress will likely return within the year to the question of whether and how to replace the widely-criticized formula that Medicare uses to calculate payments for physician services, called the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system.1  … Continue reading

KFF: Newly Released Calculator and Fact Sheets Explain Obamacare in Spanish

The Kaiser Family Foundation today launched a new Spanish-language consumer resource center to explain how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may impact individuals and families throughout the United States. The center features a new Spanish-language subsidy calculator, which allows consumers to estimate health insurance premiums and tax credits within the ACA marketplaces according to their … Continue reading

Kaiser Family Foundation: Medicare Part D: A First Look at Plan Offerings in 2014

Jack Hoadley, Juliette Cubanski, Elizabeth Hargrave and Laura Summer The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released information about the Medicare Part D stand-alone prescription drug plans (PDPs) that will be available in 2014.1   Of the 36 million beneficiaries enrolled in Part D plans, about 63 percent (22.7 million) are in PDPs; the others are … Continue reading

Kaiser Family Foundation: Getting into Gear for 2014: Findings From a 50-State Survey of Eligibility, Enrollment, Renewal and Cost-Sharing Policies in Medicaid and CHIP, 2012-2013

The 12th annual 50-state survey of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility, enrollment, and cost-sharing policies finds that nearly all states are pressing forward with information technology and process improvements to develop faster, streamlined Medicaid enrollment systems as required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), whether or not the state elects to expand … Continue reading

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