Nearly four in 10 organizations that offer health insurance through state exchanges also operate a Medicaid managed care plan in the same state, offering an opportunity for continuous coverage for low-income consumers.
The ACA has had a significant impact on uninsurance rates for racial and ethnic minorities, according to a new study by the Urban Institute.
The number of states deciding to pursue some form of Medicaid expansion continues to grow, with Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Tennessee and Wyoming moving forward or indicating intent to pursue an alternative plan.
Customers at 7-11 stores who use a bill-paying system will receive information promoting the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period on their printed receipts, allowing HHS to reach financially underserved consumers.
Almost 2.5 million consumers signed up for health insurance through December 15 as part of open enrollment, and 48% were new consumers.
The launch of the Small Business Health Options (SHOP) marketplace drew 200,000 visitors during the first week of open enrollment.
A surge in ER visits and hospitalization rates on the part of newly-insured Medicaid patients is a mostly temporary phenomenon created by pent-up demand, according to a report by UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research.
Lowest rate achieved since 2008
Specialty medications accounted for six of the top 10 drugs in exchange claims data
Massachusetts and Oregon studies show emergency department increases once patients have health insurance coverage