States Leaning In: Washington Doubles Down on Efforts to Shore up Market, Protect Consumers

Recently, the Commonwealth Fund published scorecards on state health system performance. These tallies, informed in part by CHIR research, evaluate each state on a range of health care metrics, including access to care and income-based health disparities. One of the top-performing states is Washington State, ranked fourth in the country; the state has risen ten spots since the last […]

More Sabotage: Trump Administration Cuts Marketplace Premium Subsidies

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently issued the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020, which finalized a harmful provision first proposed in January that would effectively reduce the amount of premium tax credits available to purchase marketplace plans over time.  Like prior Administration actions that have sabotaged the marketplaces, this would […]

What does the Partial Government Shutdown Mean for the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces?

As the clock ticks, the likelihood increases that we are in the midst of the longest-ever shutdown of U.S. government agencies. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are either furloughed or working without pay and critical government services are going unperformed. For the millions of Americans who rely on the federal government for their health care, many likely have […]