Number of Uninsured Women Sharply Lower

Number of Uninsured Women Sharply Lower

September 29, 2015 The percentage of women aged 15 to 44 dropped sharply between 2013 and 2014, the first full year of implementation of the Affordable Care Act,,according to an analysis by the Read More
Employer Premiums Up 4%, Deductibles Rising Faster

Employer Premiums Up 4%, Deductibles Rising Faster

September 23, 2015 Premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose an average of 4% this year, continuing a decade-long period of moderate growth, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. But the size of deductibles paid Read More
Study Says Hospitals Serving Poor Are Punished

Study Says Hospitals Serving Poor Are Punished

September 16, 2015 A study by researchers at Harvard Medical School says an Act intended to make hospitals more efficient is unintentionally punishing hospitals that serve the sickest, poorest and least-educated patients. Under Read More
Key Dates for ACA Open Enrollment

Key Dates for ACA Open Enrollment

September 8, 2015 November 1, 2015 – Open Enrollment begins. Individuals can apply for, drop, keep or change their Insurance plans. December 15, 2015 – Individuals must enroll by this date if they Read More
Uninsured Rate is 9.2%, a Record Low

Uninsured Rate is 9.2%, a Record Low

August 13, 2015 Only 9.2% of Americans are without health insurance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. This is the lowest rate since the CDC began keeping records in 1972. The Read More
Alaska’s Governor Acts to Expand Medicaid

Alaska’s Governor Acts to Expand Medicaid

July 17, 2015 Alaska’s Gov. Bill Walker moved to expand Medicaid, saying he will ask the administration to offer Medicaid coverage to all qualifying residents of the state. Noting that Alaska’s legislature had Read More
Enrollments Alone Don’t Lead to Better Health

Enrollments Alone Don’t Lead to Better Health

July 9, 2015 Despite the Affordable Care Act’s success in getting 16 million more Americans enrolled in health insurance programs, major hurdles still keep consumers from understanding their coverage, finding a doctor and Read More
“Doc Fix” Made Permanent

“Doc Fix” Made Permanent

April 15, 2015 The Senate and House approved a permanent repeal to a widely disliked formula used to pay doctors for services, and President Obama has indicated he will sign the bill. This Read More
Minorities More Affected By Medicaid Gap

Minorities More Affected By Medicaid Gap

April 14, 2015 Low-income Black and Hispanic Americans are much more likely than Whites to be affected by a “ gap” in the 22 states that have not expanded Medicaid, declining funds for Read More