September 19, 2014
House Small Business Committee holds hearing on SHOP marketplaces
A new Health Affairs Health Policy Brief examines the status of employee choice in SHOP marketplaces.
Commonwealth Fund study on state action to establish SHOP marketplaces
Families for Better Care, a Florida-based nursing home resident advocacy group, published its second annual state-by-state nursing home report card. The highest ranked nursing home states include: Rhode Island (1), New Hampshire (2), Maine (3), Vermont (4), Delaware (5), Florida (6), Hawaii (7), Arizona (8), Utah (9), and North Dakota (10).
September 14, 2014
A new CDC report indicates that adults between 18 and 64 are less likely to be uninsured in Medicaid expansion states than ones that did not expand coverage under Medicaid. In the first three months of 2014, the percentage of those uninsured decreased from 18.4 percent in 2013 to 15.7 percent in states that expanded Medicaid.
A new Urban Institute report, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, examined marketplace competition and insurance premiums across 10 states in the first year of the Affordable Care Act. The findings state that the premiums are contingent largely on provider and insurer markets, and are higher in less competitive states.
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New Health Affairs study reports that health care spending will outpace GDP again this year, but average rate of spending growth through 2023 is expected to be slower than experienced during 1990–2008.