How to stabilize nongroup insurance markets in four easy steps

The effort to repeal and replace the ACA may be ending, but the need for urgent policy action remains.

Without these three essential supports, insurance markets will topple

The ACA's individual mandate helps ensure that insurance markets are stable and strong for all people, regardless of their health status.

If the Senate repeal-and-replace health care bill goes forward, it would cut Medicaid just as more elderly Americans need long-term services and support

Baby boomers will start reaching their mid-eighties around 2030, when proposed cuts to Medicaid would take effect.

Fixing the ACA is the overlooked solution to the health care puzzle

A Q&A with Linda Blumberg, who's extensively studied the impacts of the Affordable Care Act following its initial implementation in 2014.

Senate health bill would lower the Medicaid per capita cap rate, causing greater state budget shortfalls

A lower growth rate for Medicaid per capita caps would drastically reduce federal Medicaid spending.

Both winners and losers under AHCA oppose repealing core ACA provisions

A new survey shows widespread support for key provisions of the ACA, even among those who could see their premiums decline under repeal legislation.

Proposed federal budget cuts threaten housing and health care partnerships

Cuts to HUD and Medicaid could make it harder for states to provide basic care to low-income people.

Past-due medical debt a problem, especially for black Americans

Nearly one in three nonelderly black Americans have past-due medical bills—a concerning number given the consequences for physical and financial health.

Rationale for Medicaid work requirements not supported by evidence

Adding work requirements for Medicaid will not affect eligibility for most current beneficiaries, but will risk limiting health care access for those who need it most.

Under an ACA replacement, health insurance options for middle- and low-income people would shrink

Under a recently leaked ACA replacement plan, the level of coverage affordable with proposed tax credits would vary substantially with a person’s age.