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  • National ACA Marketplace Signups Dipped a Modest 3.7 Percent This Year February 7, 2018
    Overall ACA marketplace signups for 2018 dropped by 3.7 percent compared to last year’s enrollment period, a new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds. 11,760,533 people signed up for 2018 health insurance coverage on the ACA individual marketplaces, amid steep reductions in federal fundi […]
  • Kaiser Health Tracking Poll – January 2018: The Public’s Priorities and Next Steps for the Affordable Care Act January 26, 2018
    With the 2018 midterm elections still about ten months away, the January Kaiser Health Tracking poll examines what issues voters most want 2018 midterm candidates to talk about during their upcoming campaigns. Health care is at the top of a group of issues but health care is less important to Republ […]
  • Health Care Ranks Among Voters’ Top Issues for the 2018 Midterm Elections, But It’s a Lower Priority Among Voters in Battleground States and Districts January 26, 2018
    Only One in Three Know the Tax Reform Law Repeals the ACA’s Unpopular Individual Mandate Health care and the economy and jobs top voters’ list as “the most important issue” for Congressional candidates to talk about ahead of November’s midterm elections, but the lineup shifts among voters in states […]
  • Who can still sign up for 2018 coverage after December 15? January 19, 2018
    This fact sheet highlights the states and situations where consumers can still sign up for a 2018 marketplace plan even though the Dec. 15 deadline for enrolling in healthcare.gov states has passed. It includes consumers in states who have extended open enrollment periods, people whose 2017 plan was […]
  • The Trump Administration’s Hidden Attacks on the Affordable Care Act January 5, 2018
    In a Washington Post op-ed, “The Trump administration’s hidden attacks on the Affordable Care Act,” Larry Levitt discusses the latest proposed regulations by the Trump administration to expand association health plans: changes that could wound the ACA insurance marketplace, but are unlikely to make […]
  • Individual Insurance Market Performance in Late 2017 January 4, 2018
    This brief examines insurer financial data for the first nine months of 2017 and finds further evidence that the individual market has been stabilizing and that insurers are regaining profitability, even as policy uncertainty and the repeal of the individual mandate complicates the outlook for 2018 […]
  • Tracking Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers December 12, 2017
    This interactive map shows the status of all Section 1332 waivers requested by states. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to apply for innovation waivers to alter key ACA requirements in the individual and small group insurance markets and can be used to shore up fragile insurance markets, […]
  • Implications of Navigator Funding Changes on People with HIV: Navigator Perspectives December 4, 2017
    This issue brief analyzes funding data and findings from stakeholder interviews with navigators serving people with HIV to assess the potential impact of navigator grant cuts on this population. […]
  • The Biggest Health Issue We Aren’t Debating November 22, 2017
    In an Axios column, Drew Altman raises a health care issue that isn’t being debated, a large share of the public don’t have the assets to cover the cost sharing in their health plan if they get sick. […]
  • JAMA Forum: The Health Care Law that Continues to Escape Death November 20, 2017
    In this November 2017 post for The JAMA Forum, Larry Levitt reviews the status of the Affordable Care Act following actions by the Trump administration widely perceived as designed to undermine the marketplaces. Despite assertions to the contrary, Levitt finds, "at least for now, the ACA seems […]

Medicare News

  • Donors save lives February 14, 2018
    Each year, about 8,000 people die waiting for an organ transplant, and just one donor can save and heal up to 75 lives through organ and tissue donation. Today, there are more than 120,000 patients waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant and many more who need cornea, tissue, bone marrow, blood, and platelet donations. There […] […]
  • Wear red – support women’s fight against heart disease February 2, 2018
    Did you know that every minute, heart disease takes the life of a woman in the United States? Heart disease doesn’t affect every woman in the same way, but there are signs to look for and ways to help prevent it. Medicare covers cardiovascular disease screenings every 5 years for people with Part B. Quitting […] […]
  • Show your heart some love this Valentine’s Day February 1, 2018
    Although popular love songs might tell you otherwise, a broken heart can’t kill you—but heart disease can. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women, taking about 630,000 lives each year. You might not be able to avoid Cupid’s arrow, but you can take steps to lower your […] […]
  • New Medicare cards protect your personal information January 25, 2018
    Starting in April 2018, Medicare will mail new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare, to help protect you from identity fraud. Fraudsters are always looking for ways to get your Social Security Number so we’re removing Social Security Numbers from all Medicare cards to make them safer. Your new card will have a new […] […]
  • Focus on keeping your vision clear January 11, 2018
    Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can cause permanent vision loss and blindness. Some forms of glaucoma don’t have any symptoms, so you may still have glaucoma even if you don’t have any trouble seeing or feel any pain. If you find and get treatment for glaucoma early, you can protect your eyes from […] […]
  • Find cervical cancer early—get screened January 2, 2018
    Over 12,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. Early treatment is key, and fortunately, it’s one of the easiest female cancers to detect. Medicare covers Pap tests, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) tests (as part of Pap tests), and pelvic exams that can help find cervical and vaginal cancer early and improve […] […]
  • Stop the flu before it stops you December 4, 2017
    Flu season is back, which means it’s time to protect yourself and loved ones by getting a free flu shot. Flu viruses change from year to year, so it’s important to get a flu shot each flu season. It’s free for people with Medicare, once per flu season when you get it by doctors or other […] […]
  • Wear your red ribbon – Support World AIDS Day December 1, 2017
    Did you know that 40,000 people are diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. each year? Of the 1.1 million people currently living with HIV in the U.S., 1 in 7 don’t even know they have it. Medicare covers HIV screenings for people with Medicare 15-65 years old who ask for the test, people younger than 15 or […] […]
  • Medicare Open Enrollment: time’s running out November 28, 2017
    Medicare Open Enrollment ends next week on December 7. If you’ve been thinking about changing your Medicare coverage, now is the time to act. You may already know you have choices in how you get Medicare hospital, medical, and prescription drug coverage, but did you know you can get help online? By answering just a […] […]
  • Make life easier: set up automatic premium payments November 21, 2017
    Most Medicare Prescription Drug Plans charge a monthly fee that varies by plan. This fee is called a premium. You pay this in addition to the Medicare Part B premium. Did you know that you can have this premium automatically deducted from your monthly Social Security payment? Get peace of mind knowing that bills are […] […]