Posts for ACA Implementation

Slow but Steady: Red States Make Progress Closing the Coverage Gap

A few recent headlines suggest that red states stopped making progress on closing the coverage gap, but these headlines don’t accurately describe the coverage gap debate.

States Report that Closing the Coverage Gap is Good for Budgets

The evidence confirming that closing the coverage gap is good for working families and state budgets continues to pile up.

It’s time to start talking about Essential Health Benefit benchmark plans!

It seems like a distant memory when states had to choose their Essential Health Benefit (EHB) benchmark plans. However this process will repeat itself, as states have the option to pick new benchmark plans for the 2017 plan year based on a 2014 plan.

Closing the Gap in Kentucky Brings Better Coverage, New Jobs, State Savings, and a Boost to Providers

Good news from Kentucky provides compelling evidence that closing the gap is the right decision, and we hope other states take note.

Moving CHIP Forward: Discussion Draft Demands Response

Yesterday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hatch (R-UT), House E&C Chairman Upton (R-MI), and Representative Pitts (R-PA) released a discussion draft that outlines their vision for the future of CHIP.

Preparing for 2016 Marketplaces: What Can Consumer Advocates Do?

While you are still helping consumers enroll and learn how to use their 2015 coverage, insurers are putting together applications for 2016 qualified health plan (QHP) certification.

Health Equity In Focus: Outreach and Education Come First in Bhutanese Refugee Community

Nearly a year ago, a new partnership was formed to promote outreach and enrollment opportunities for the Bhutanese community in Georgia.

Sharing Recovery Stories: Utah Advocate at the White House

The Utah Health Policy Project and Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness were awarded a grant from Community Catalyst to highlight how closing the coverage gap would help Utahns in recovery and integrate it into our campaign.

A Day in the Life: Helping People Stay Covered Through Economic Ups and Downs

Navigators, assisters, and certified application counselors are the unbiased people who are there helping consumers understand the new insurance options available to them. We want to elevate their voices to share the experience of enrolling people.