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Commonwealth Fund post on the early experiences of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Commonwealth Fund highlights the early experiences of ACOs in Colorado, Minnesota, and Oregon to show that the model is beginning to save money and improve quality through better care coordination.



The Effects of the Medicaid Expansion on State Budgets: An Early Look in Select States

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This brief looks beyond the estimates and examines the early budget effects of expansion in three states: Connecticut, New Mexico, and Washington State. The study was conducted during the Fall of 2014; budgets had been enacted for state fiscal year 2015, the first full state fiscal year with the Medicaid expansion in effect. Budget officials were also in the process of closing the books on SFY 2014, the latter half of which included the first 6 months of the Medicaid expansion in each of these states.



Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

Congress continues to debate an update to No Child Left Behind. Meanwhile, we have new champions for Keeping All Students Safe, committees continue to hold SSDI hearings and bills, and House members advocate for family support .



Kaiser Policy Insight/ Issue Brief on King v. Burwell

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Kaiser Health News released a Issue Brief exampling the policy implications and legal arguments in U.S. Supreme Court's King v. Burwell Case.



Data on Current Marketplace Enrollment

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Data in this table represent cumulative Marketplace enrollment through February 22, 2015 for states using the platform to perform eligibility determinations and enroll consumers into coverage for 2015 (states using the Federally-facilitated Marketplace and states with a Partnership or Federally-supported State-based Marketplace). Data for State-based Marketplaces are through February 21, 2015, with the exception of California, which reported data through February 22, 2015.



Cost- Sharing Subsidies in Federal Marketplace Plans

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This report analyzes cost sharing in 2015 ACA Marketplace Plans in 37 States.



Report Analyzing Cost Sharing in 2015 ACA Marketplace Plans in 37 States

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The slides below show the average cost-sharing amounts for standard silver plans and for the cost-sharing variants for each category of enrollee cost sharing. As expected, what we see is a general pattern of declining average cost-sharing amounts in each service category as the actuarial value of the variants increases.



Supporting Social Service Delivery through Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations: Early State Efforts

The brief outlines key themes and considerations from these early adopters to help additional states support collaboration between ACO and social service providers.



Supporting Social Service Delivery through Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations: Early State Efforts

This brief, made possible through support from The Commonwealth Fund, highlights the initial efforts of seven states -- Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington -- that participated in CHCS' Medicaid ACO Learning Collaborative.



Survey Examines Adults Who Remained Uninsured at the End of 2014

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This survey of 10,502 non-elderly adults was fielded between September 2 and December 15, 2014 with the goal of understanding why some people continue to lack coverage.



Status of State Action on the Medicaid Expansion Decision

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States' decisions about adopting the Medicaid expansion as of January 27, 2015.



CCD Report: House Rules for the 114th Congress Put Social Security, SSDI At Risk

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) prepared a 1 page fact sheet about the House Rules provision on Social Security.

pdf File CCD House Rules 114th Fact Sheet 01-27-15.pdf [download]


The Path to a People-Centered Health System: Next Generation Consumer Health Advocacy

A new report from Community Catalyst about transforming our health care system to better meet the needs of the consumer.



Two Reports Focus on Arizona Children Who Lost CHIP Coverage and Lessons Learned for the Future

Fourteen thousand children in Arizona lost their health insurance at the end of January 2014 when the state ended its KidsCare program for low-income children, becoming the only state in the country without an active Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Two new reports released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families today focus on how those cuts to children's coverage impacted Arizona families and what lessons can be learned from Arizona's experience for the upcoming national debate on the future of CHIP.



Integrated Appeals Processes for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees: Lessons from States

This brief, made possible through support from The Commonwealth Fund and The SCAN Foundation, explores opportunities for states to develop an integrated appeals process, whether through a Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP) or a financial alignment demonstration.

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