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New Marketplace Research: Off-Marketplace Consumers and How Marketplace Enrollees Fare in Expansion and Nonexpansion States

Two new reports released this month on the Marketplace sparked our interest at CCF. The first, a brief from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, examined the population currently purchasing off-marketplace coverage. The authors estimate that about 6.9 million individuals purchase health insurance in the off-Marketplace individual market. About 2.5 million […]

Colorado: New Report Examines Eligibility and Enrollment Processes Post-ACA and Offers Options for Improvement

By Stephanie Brooks, Colorado Covering Kids and Families Colorado Covering Kids and Families’ (CKF) new report, Colorado’s Health Insurance Affordability Programs: Goals to Prioritize and Options to Consider to Create a More Direct Pathway to Health Coverage, is the first in Colorado to document and examine the eligibility and enrollment process in health coverage programs […]

The Affordable Care Act: Efforts to Address Barriers to Health Equity

By Julia Embry, 2018 M.P.P. Candidate, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy, originally posted on CHIRblog On October 3, the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies hosted a talk, “Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism” as a part of their Health Equity Think Tank. Health equity is generally […]

Weighing in on the Kentucky Medicaid Waiver Request

Last week, we submitted comments in partnership with twelve other national organizations on Kentucky’s proposed section 1115 Medicaid demonstration waiver, which would make significant changes to Kentucky’s currently successful Medicaid expansion program. Our comments on the proposed waiver, known as Kentucky HEALTH, centered on concerns in areas of the demonstration project that would add red-tape […]

Boosting Developmental Screening Efforts in PA

By Joan Benso, President and CEO, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children  A child’s first years of life are marked by tremendous physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth. Detecting possible delays in development during these early years is a critical part of ensuring every child gets to the best possible start and is well prepared to learn […]