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RAND analysis shows more work needed to engage consumers after enrolling in health insurance plans

Enrolling in an insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act is only the first step for consumers to be actively engaged in their health care, according to a new analysis from RAND Corporation...

By | 2015-07-30T12:00:00+00:00 July 30th, 2015|Health Insurance / Medical Insurance|Comments Off on RAND analysis shows more work needed to engage consumers after enrolling in health insurance plans

ACA open enrollment periods associated with improved coverage, access to care and health

Results of a national survey that included more than half a million adults indicates significant improvements in trends for self-reported insurance coverage, access to a personal physician and...

By | 2015-07-28T16:00:00+00:00 July 28th, 2015|Health Insurance / Medical Insurance|Comments Off on ACA open enrollment periods associated with improved coverage, access to care and health

Hemophilia therapies account for largest portion of pharmacy expenditures among publicly insured children with serious chronic illness

In an analysis of expenditures for outpatient pharmacy products used by publicly insured children with serious chronic illness in California, treating hemophilia accounted for about 40 percent of...

By | 2015-07-28T16:00:00+00:00 July 28th, 2015|Health Insurance / Medical Insurance|Comments Off on Hemophilia therapies account for largest portion of pharmacy expenditures among publicly insured children with serious chronic illness

Health insurance coverage in U.S. varies widely by county, pointing to need for further reform: study

A new study conducted by a team of researchers at the University of New Mexico suggests that success in reducing the number of uninsured in the United States requires addressing the large...

By | 2015-07-21T16:00:00+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Health Insurance / Medical Insurance|Comments Off on Health insurance coverage in U.S. varies widely by county, pointing to need for further reform: study

New York’s marriage equality act associated with increase in health insurance coverage for same-sex couples

Implementation of New York's Marriage Equality Act in 2011 is associated with substantial increases in employer-sponsored health insurance and smaller reductions in state-funded Medicaid assistance...

By | 2015-06-30T10:00:00+00:00 June 30th, 2015|Health Insurance / Medical Insurance|Comments Off on New York’s marriage equality act associated with increase in health insurance coverage for same-sex couples

Supreme Court victory for the Affordable Care Act and access to healthcare

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in King v. Burwell (No. 14-114), a case challenging one of the central pillars of health insurance coverage offered through the Marketplaces, also known as...

By | 2015-06-26T15:00:00+00:00 June 26th, 2015|Health Insurance / Medical Insurance|Comments Off on Supreme Court victory for the Affordable Care Act and access to healthcare

Are marketplace enrollees sicker than those with employer-sponsored insurance?

To date, little is known about the health status of the 7.3 million Americans who signed up for health insurance through either federal- or state-run exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act...

By | 2015-05-28T13:00:00+00:00 May 28th, 2015|Health Insurance / Medical Insurance|Comments Off on Are marketplace enrollees sicker than those with employer-sponsored insurance?

Large-scale analysis of medication data provides insights into who is covered by ACA

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers the legality of tax subsidies to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), an investigation by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of...

By | 2015-05-28T08:00:00+00:00 May 28th, 2015|Health Insurance / Medical Insurance|Comments Off on Large-scale analysis of medication data provides insights into who is covered by ACA