Research and Analysis

Medicaid

How the Affordable Care Act Helps Mississippi Families

 The Affordable Care Act, when fully implemented, will provide tangible and measurable relief to Mississippi families

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Medicaid Coverage and Spending in Health Reform

 This analysis provides national and state‐by‐state estimates of the increases in coverage and the associated costscompared to a baseline scenario without the Medicaid expansions in health reform.  

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Exchanges

How the Affordable Care Act Helps Mississippi Families

 The Affordable Care Act, when fully implemented, will provide tangible and measurable relief to Mississippi families

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2012 Progress Report: States are Implementing Health Reform

In the nearly two years since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, all States have taken some action to implement health reform. For example, forty-four States are participating in the new premium rate review system where insurers must justify the rationale for any double-digit insurance premium increase.  And 28 States and the District of Columbia are on their way toward establishing their own Affordable Insurance Exchange – an essential component of the law.  

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State Exchange Profiles: Mississippi

This one page report from the Kaiser Family Foundation summarizes where Mississippi is in building its Health Insurance Exchange.

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Building Mississippi’s Health Insurance Exchange

Legislation to create a Health Insurance Exchange has been proposed in Mississippi for several years. Through the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), grants have been made available to states to develop state-based Exchanges, alternatives to a federally run Exchange. This issue brief summarizes a report by the Center on the current status of Mississippi’s Exchange.

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Medicare

Your Guide to Medicare’s Preventive Services

This is the official government booklet with important information about the following: what disease prevention is and why it’s important, which preventive services Medicare covers and how often, who can get services, and what you pay – many preventive services are free in 2011.

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Health Insurance Reforms

Good Business Sense: The Small Business Tax Credit in the Affordable Care Act

Across America, small businesses are the cornerstone of state and local economies. They employ millions of workers; create more than half of our private, non-farm gross domestic product; drive innovation; and contribute to our communities in large cities, suburban settings, and rural towns. Despite these strengths, small businesses often operate with thin profit margins and, partly as a result, are less likely than big business to be able to offer health coverage to their workers.

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How the Affordable Care Act Helps Mississippi Families

 The Affordable Care Act, when fully implemented, will provide tangible and measurable relief to Mississippi families

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Implementing the Affordable Care Act for Young Invincibles

The Affordable Care Act greatly altered the ways in which Millennials will access health care and coverage.  This paper reviews the current state status quo, changes made by the Affordable Care Act and related regulatory decisions, and the role that states can take going forward in the implementation of these provisions. 

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Affordable Care Act Reforms Could Reduce the Number of Underinsured U.S. Adults by 70 Percent

 In this study published in Health Affairs, Commonwealth Fund authors provide a baseline estimate of the number of underinsured and uninsured adults in 2010, and examine how health reform can help.

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The Effects of Health Reform on Small Businesses and Their Workers

Some critics have raised concerns about the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the health insurance landscape for small firms. Here, we consolidate the results of several Urban Institute studies that address the likely effects of the ACA on small firms. 

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Other

Good Business Sense: The Small Business Tax Credit in the Affordable Care Act

Across America, small businesses are the cornerstone of state and local economies. They employ millions of workers; create more than half of our private, non-farm gross domestic product; drive innovation; and contribute to our communities in large cities, suburban settings, and rural towns. Despite these strengths, small businesses often operate with thin profit margins and, partly as a result, are less likely than big business to be able to offer health coverage to their workers.

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Affordable Care Act Reforms Could Reduce the Number of Underinsured U.S. Adults by 70 Percent

 In this study published in Health Affairs, Commonwealth Fund authors provide a baseline estimate of the number of underinsured and uninsured adults in 2010, and examine how health reform can help.

Read more »

The Effects of Health Reform on Small Businesses and Their Workers

Some critics have raised concerns about the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the health insurance landscape for small firms. Here, we consolidate the results of several Urban Institute studies that address the likely effects of the ACA on small firms. 

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