Charts

Health Insurance Exchange Operations Chart

As states continue to refine the operations of their health insurance exchanges, regardless of the exchange type (state-based exchange, state partnership exchange, or federally facilitated marketplace), it’s helpful to compare and contrast operational resources. This chart contains each state’s resources and forms for three distinct, and fundamentally important, areas of exchange operation: applications, appeals, and […]

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  • State Strategies for Promoting Children’s Preventive Services
    Maps

    *Map and chart updated as of September 28, 2016* States can implement performance measurement, incentives, and improvement projects to promote children’s access to preventive services. These maps and chart illustrate state-specific Medicaid or CHIP performance improvement initiatives that promote children’s preventive services, including those recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Bright Futures guidelines. This […]

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  • As health care costs and consumer out-of-pocket expenses continue to rise, states are paying increasing attention to strategies that address consumer concerns. One issue of focus is the practice of balance or “surprise billing,” the process by which patients receive higher than expected bills from providers, often the result of receiving care out-of-network. In April […]

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  • State Exchange Consumer Tools Chart and Map
    Maps

    This new map and accompanying chart take a deeper dive into the anonymous shopping features available on SBM websites during the 2015-16 open enrollment period. Prior to this open enrollment period, many State-based health insurance marketplaces (SBMs) sought to improve the experiences of consumers coming to their marketplace. These enhancements—many highlighted in our series of […]

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  • State Health Insurance Exchange Websites

    This chart provides useful links to state-based exchange and federal marketplace web portals, where consumers can purchase coverage, as well as links to relevant agency websites containing exchange policy and consumer assistance-related information. Know of something we should add to this compilation? Eager to update a fact we’ve included? Your feedback is central to our […]

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    June 21, 2016 | Filed under: Charts, State Exchanges, State Exchanges Maps and Charts
  • Without Congressional action, federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is due to end in September 2017. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) created this infographic to highlight the main policy and operational issues that would need to be considered and addressed in states with separate CHIP programs if future federal funding […]

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  • Publications

    In the wake of national health care reform, many states are transforming their health care delivery systems to improve the health of populations while controlling costs. Reducing health disparities—and addressing the social and economic conditions driving them—is at the heart of many of these efforts. Embedded within larger statewide system transformations such as enhanced primary […]

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  • As described in a recent NASHP blog, the Supreme Court’s decision in Gobeille v Liberty Mutual, which denied the state’s ability to mandate claims submission from self-funded ERISA health plans, may have started us down a slippery slope.  In light of this new approach to what state requirements are preempted by ERISA, the Supreme Court asked […]

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    April 6, 2016 | Filed under: Charts, Payment Reform, State Refor(u)m
  • Exchange Governance Chart

    This chart highlights steps states have taken to create an exchange. If you’d like to read more about exchange policy decisions, check out our State and Partnership Exchange Policy Decisions chart. This chart is a collaborative effort with you, the user. Know of something we should add to this compilation? Eager to update a fact we’ve included? […]

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    April 4, 2016 | Filed under: Charts, State Exchanges, State Exchanges Maps and Charts
  • States are increasingly looking at housing as a component of health and well-being, particularly for individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Numerous studies show that housing supports for certain populations can improve health and reduce hospital expenditures and other costs for state and local governments. Some states are leveraging federal health […]

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    March 29, 2016 | Filed under: Charts, Population Health, State Refor(u)m