Tag Archives: Web First

Premiums For Employer-Sponsored Family Health Coverage Rise Slowly For Sixth Straight Year

In 2017, some 151 million Americans rely on employer-sponsored coverage. Annual family premiums for employer coverage rose an average of 3 percent to $18,764 this year. Workers’ average contribution to family premiums has increased more rapidly than the employer’s share since 2012 (32% vs. 14%).

September 19, 2017

Health Affairs Web First: ACA Reduced Disparities In Health Care Access

The United States has the largest socioeconomic disparities in health care access of any wealthy country—but a new study, released by Health Affairs as a Web First, examines how the ACA has reduced that gap.

July 26, 2017

Health Affairs Web First: Healthy Lifestyle Prolongs Americans’ Life Expectancy

Effective policy interventions targeting health behaviors could help a larger fraction of the US population achieve the health benefits observed in this study.”

July 19, 2017

Health Affairs Web First: Significant Racial Disparities Found In Hospital Readmissions

A new study finds that black patients in traditional Medicare were 33 percent more likely than white patients to be readmitted to the hospital within thirty days.

June 21, 2017

Health Affairs Web First: State Health Spending, 1991-2014

A new study presents highlights from the latest data set, which covers 1991 to 2014, a period that included the initial implementation of the Affordable Care Act as well as an economic recession and subsequent recovery.

June 14, 2017

Health Affairs Web First: ACA Improved Medical Care And Health Among Low-Income Adults

As the Senate evaluates potential changes to the Affordable Care Act, a new study, released today by Health Affairs as a Web First, examines the effects of gaining insurance coverage.

May 17, 2017

Health Affairs Web First: Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Decline In Medicaid Prescriptions

A new study of nine clinical areas investigated whether Medicaid enrollees in these states were less likely to fill prescriptions for these conditions, compared to enrollees in other states.

April 19, 2017

Health Affairs Web First: ACA Did Not Negatively Impact Budgets Of States Expanding Medicaid In 2014–15

A new study, released by Health Affairs as a Web First, is the first national look at the impact on state budgets of the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

April 13, 2017

Health Affairs Web First: ACA Risk Adjustment And Reinsurance Were Well Targeted In First Two Years

A new study examined results from the 2014 and 2015 risk adjustment and reinsurance programs for ACA-compliant individual market plans, to evaluate how risk adjustment and reinsurance transfers varied across insurers and to assess how these program payments compared across insurers given their...

March 29, 2017

Health Affairs Web First: Repeated TV Ads Increased Enrollment During The ACA’s First Enrollment Period

A new study looked at county-level data on uninsurance and Medicaid enrollment rates for adults younger than age sixty-five in 2013 and 2014 and found a strong and stable association between the volume of insurance advertising and health insurance gains in counties.

March 15, 2017