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States’ Restrictions on ACA Implementation Hinder Access to Coverage

Community health centers across the country are waging intensive efforts to find and enroll eligible and uninsured patients and community residents, but are hampered by states resistant to healthcare reform, according to the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative … finish reading States’ Restrictions on ACA Implementation Hinder Access to Coverage

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Doctors Likely to Accept New Medicaid Patients as Coverage Expands

Doctors are likely to accept new Medicaid patients as coverage expands, but they may not accept patients who remain uninsured, according to a study from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. Researchers analyzed data from a long-term, nationwide study of changes in … finish reading Doctors Likely to Accept New Medicaid Patients as Coverage Expands

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No Widespread Jump in Cost of Individual Health Insurance Under ACA

Contrary to reports that individual health insurance policy costs will jump steeply under the ACA, there will be no widespread premium increase, according to a RAND analysis of 10 states and the United States. There will be widespread differences in … finish reading No Widespread Jump in Cost of Individual Health Insurance Under ACA

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Medicaid Recipients Most Satisfied with Insurance Coverage; Individually Insured Least Satisfied

Medicaid recipients in Michigan were the most satisfied with their healthcare coverage in 2012, while those with individual coverage were the least satisfied, according to a report from The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT). These findings predict how … finish reading Medicaid Recipients Most Satisfied with Insurance Coverage; Individually Insured Least Satisfied

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States That Don’t Expand Medicaid Will Increase Costs Treating Uninsured Residents: Study

States that choose not to expand Medicaid under federal healthcare reform will leave millions of their residents without health insurance and increase spending, at least in the short term, on the cost of treating uninsured residents, according to a new … finish reading States That Don’t Expand Medicaid Will Increase Costs Treating Uninsured Residents: Study

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Healthcare Claims Costs to Increase by a Third by 2017; Wide Variability Among States

Healthcare claims costs could increase by as much as 32 percent nationally by 2017, with wide variability among states given ACA-fueled provisions, according to new research published by the Society of Actuaries (SOA). Under the ACA, healthcare coverage is expected … finish reading Healthcare Claims Costs to Increase by a Third by 2017; Wide Variability Among States

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State Costs for Medicaid Expansion Modest Compared to Increased Federal Funds: Study

The costs of implementing Medicaid expansion under the ACA would be modest compared to significant increases in federal funds, according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The coverage and budget impacts of the Medicaid expansion would vary across … finish reading State Costs for Medicaid Expansion Modest Compared to Increased Federal Funds: Study

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Expanding Medicaid to Low-Income Adults Leads to Improved Health, Fewer Deaths

Expanding Medicaid benefits for low-income adults leads to widespread gains in coverage, access to care, and improved health and reduced mortality, according to a study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). In the first published study since the Supreme … finish reading Expanding Medicaid to Low-Income Adults Leads to Improved Health, Fewer Deaths

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