Posts for ACA Implementation

NAIC August Meeting: A Few Fireworks at a Mostly Humdrum Meeting

Guest Blog The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) held its annual summer meeting in Atlanta this past weekend. The meeting was striking more for what was not accomplished than for what was. State health insurance commissioners have an

Moving Latinas Health Forward: Celebrating the Latina Week of Action

It couldn’t be a more perfect week to celebrate the third annual Latina Week of Action. Eight days ago, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began to level the playing field when it comes to gender inequity in health care by expanding women’s access to preventiv

Something to Celebrate: Three Big Birthdays, One Short Week

Three programs vital to the health care security to millions of Americans celebrated birthdays last week. Medicaid and Medicare turned 47, and their “little sibling,” the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), also marked 15 years of ensuring low-income

This Week’s Shout Out Goes to… (Drumroll please!) #4

Women’s Health Advocates! Things you missed if you’ve been living under a rock this week: The United States Women’s gymnastics team took home the gold medal on Tuesday, and millions of other American women celebrated gaining access to new preventive benef

HHS pushing ahead on EHB

In a notably quick turnaround, Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule on what data insurers must provide regarding the essential health benefits (EHB) potential benchmark plans. As a reminder, the EHB is the standard benefit package that must

The checks are in the mail – but for once they’re coming from insurers & going to consumers

When was the last time your insurance company wrote you a check? Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of Americans are beginning to enjoy that very rare – and very satisfying – experience. Rebates totaling more than $1.1 billion are on the wa

Foster Care Children and The Affordable Care Act – New Report From CCF And Community Catalyst

In a new analysis, Georgetown’s Center for Children and Families and Community Catalyst, take a look at key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that hold the promise of improving the health and well-being of the nation’s foster care children and y

Back to Work… Improving Care for the Dually Eligible

Now that the Supreme Court has unequivocally upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it’s time to get back to our ongoing work of implementing the law. As we’ve said before, the rubber hits the road for the ACA at the state and local levels, and this is esp

This Pride Month, LGBT health advocates are celebrating the ACA

This post is a guest blog from our partners at Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need. “The Affordable Care Act may represent the strongest foundation we have ever created to begin closing LGBT health disparities.” That’s how U.S. Secretary of