CMS issues updated snapshot of open enrollment activity

AHA News Now

More than 8.8 million people selected a health plan through HealthCare.gov Nov. 1 through Jan. 14, nearly 100,000 more than during the equivalent period last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced yesterday. Thirty-nine states are using HealthCare.gov for 2017 open enrollment, which... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Enrollment, Coverage

CMS updates Medicaid/CHIP, Marketplace enrollment estimates

AHA News Now

More than 16.4 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and Nov. 30, 2016, increasing total enrollment in the programs by 29% since the start of the first open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a report released... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: child health, Enrollment, Coverage, Medicaid

Equity and Diversity in Health Care in 2017

Blog

This Monday, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day—a day in honor of a man who roused the conscience of a nation. When Dr. King preached his message of peace years ago, segregation was common in our country. Some segregated hospitals outright refused to admit African-American individuals. Five decades... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tag: equity

HHS: Uninsured mental health, substance use hospitalizations fall

AHA News Now

Only about 5% of adults in Medicaid expansion states who were hospitalized for substance use or mental health disorders in third-quarter 2015 lacked health insurance, down from 20% in 2013, according to a new report by the Department of Health and Human Services. Including non-expansion states, 11% of... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Coverage, Medicaid, Mental health, Behavioral health

Senate vote is first step toward ACA repeal

AHA News

The Senate voted 51 to 48 early Thursday to approve a budget resolution instructing House and Senate committees to begin work on legislation to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act. The House is expected to take up the legislation Friday.

 Senate action came eight days after Senate Budget... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, access

CMS: Marketplace open enrollment activity outpacing last year

AHA News Now

More than 11.5 million people selected a 2017 health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplaces as of Dec. 24, an increase of 286,000 compared to the comparable period last year, according to a report released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. More than 8.7 million people selected... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Enrollment, Coverage

Study: ACA repeal would increase uncompensated care by $1.1 trillion over 10 years

AHA News Now

A partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act could increase the number of uninsured Americans by 29.8 million over 10 years, according to a new report from the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The resulting increase in uncompensated care could total $1.1 trillion between 2019 and 2028,... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Coverage, uncompensated care

HHS: 3.6 million fewer Americans with pre-existing conditions uninsured

AHA News Now

The share of Americans with pre-existing conditions who went without health insurance all year fell by 3.6 million people between 2010 and 2014, according to a report released yesterday by the Department of Health and Human Services. The report estimates that 133 million Americans under age 65 may have a... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tag: Coverage

Hospitals Must Respond as Congress Begins Repealing Parts of the ACA

Blog

This week, lawmakers in Washington were sworn in for the new session of Congress – and Republicans took the first step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act. The Senate introduced a budget resolution implementing a special legislative process called reconciliation that could repeal some, though not... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy

CMS issues updated snapshot of open enrollment activity

AHA News Now

More than 8.7 million people selected a health plan through HealthCare.gov Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced yesterday. Three-quarters of those selecting plans were renewing coverage and the rest were new consumers. Thirty-nine states are using HealthCare.gov... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Enrollment, Coverage

Keyword Search

Date