ACA

In signaling that it will craft its own health reform proposal, the U.S. Senate opens the door for new approaches to address cost, coverage, and access. In tandem, state officials are assessing the impact of potential changes and weighing their options. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) recently “took the pulse” of state […]

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  • AHCA, ACA Comparison Chart AHCA Implementation Timeline Stability Fund Snapshot State Waivers Snapshot On Thursday, May 4, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a major step in efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The AHCA now moves to the U.S. Senate, which has established a special […]

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    May 9, 2017 | Filed under: ACA, Charts, Front Page, Landing Page
  • A statement from NASHP Executive Director Trish Riley “Focusing on the amendments to the AHCA diverts attention from the underlying legislation. Included there are significant cuts to coverage programs. Flexibility is not a synonym for savings. While state flexibility and the added funding for risk mitigation could create more efficiency and stimulate innovation, by itself […]

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    May 4, 2017 | Filed under: ACA, Front Page, News & Media, Press Release
  • State Health Policy Blog

    The urgency to stabilize the individual markets is palpable in the states. Insurers will begin filing preliminary rates for 2018 next month and are developing those rates in a period of uncertainty. Will cost sharing reductions continue? Will there be some help to stabilize the market, calm jittery insurers and assure that consumers in every […]

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    April 18, 2017 | Filed under: ACA, Blog Posts, Front Page, Maine, State Health Policy Blog
  • State Health Policy Blog

    The rancor of the recent debate around repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), masked a point of agreement- despite progress, the individual market remains unaffordable for too many and sometimes limits plan choice. In a changing economy, more of us move from job to job, sometimes with periods of unemployment; many of us […]

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    March 28, 2017 | Filed under: ACA, Blog Posts, Exchange, Front Page, State Health Policy Blog
  • State Health Policy Blog

    Congressional action to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is on the fast track. The administration and GOP leaders have outlined a three-pronged effort to reform healthcare beginning with passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Last night, Congress released Manager’s Amendments to the AHCA, inclusive of a series of policy and technical […]

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    March 21, 2017 | Filed under: ACA, Blog Posts, Front Page, State Health Policy Blog
  • Webinars

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET View the webinar Download the slides Do you have to make coverage decisions, design delivery system change, and/or implement new delivery models while ensuring quality? Research evidence, including Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR), are valuable tools for state health policymakers to […]

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    March 15, 2017 | Filed under: ACA, Webinars, Webinars
  • State Health Policy Blog

    Quick Summary of the Alaska Reinsurance Plan Yesterday, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price issued a letter to governors encouraging them to take advantage of Sec. 1332 State Innovation Waivers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and cited Alaska ‘s 1332 waiver request to HHS as an example. Alaska’s waiver seeks federal funds […]

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    March 14, 2017 | Filed under: ACA, Front Page, Insurance Exchanges, State Health Policy Blog
  • State Health Policy Blog

    On March 7, NASHP issued a chart summarizing how the American Health Care Act, passed out of House committees the day before, differed from the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition, NASHP held a summit with state leaders to discuss those changes and how they might affect states. These leaders represented the diversity of states […]

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    March 14, 2017 | Filed under: ACA, Front Page, State Health Policy Blog
  • State Health Policy Blog

    The American Health Care Act, which proposes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), would dismantle the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF). States received over $625 million from the PPHF in fiscal year 2016,[i] and stand to lose more than $3 billion over five years if it is repealed.[ii] The bill would […]

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