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08/16/2017 - Breaking Down the U.S. Global Health Budget by Program Area
The U.S. government is the largest donor to global health in the world. This fact sheet breaks down the U.S. global health budget by program area: HIV/PEPFAR; tuberculosis (TB); malaria/the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI); the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; maternal & child health (MCH); nutrition; family planning & reproductive health (FP/RH); global health security; and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
08/16/2017 - Section 1115 Medicaid Expansion Waivers: A Look at Key Themes and State Specific Waiver Provisions
This issue brief focuses on Section 1115 waivers that implement the ACA’s Medicaid expansion and highlights themes in approved, pending, and denied provisions to date as well as key issues to watch looking ahead. Additional detail about each state’s waiver is provided in the Appendix tables.
08/11/2017 - Kaiser Health Tracking Poll – August 2017: The Politics of ACA Repeal and Replace Efforts
Following the U.S. Senate’s failed vote on the “skinny repeal”, the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that the majority of the public say it is a “good thing” that the Senate did not pass the bill that would have repealed and replaced the ACA. A large share of Americans think President Trump and his administration should do what they can to make the current health care law work and a majority of the public want to see bipartisan efforts to improve the 2010 health care law. However, about half of Republicans and Trump supporters would like to see Republicans in Congress keep working on a plan to repeal the ACA, and most Republicans and Trump supporters endorse using hard-ball tactics to encourage Democrats to start negotiating with President Trump on a replacement plan. The majority of the public are also unaware that health insurance companies choosing not to sell insurance plans or charging higher premiums in certain marketplaces only affect those who purchase their own insurance on these marketplaces.
08/11/2017 - Poll: Large Majority of the Public, Including Half of Republicans and Trump Supporters, Say the Administration Should Try to Make the Affordable Care Act Work
Most Republicans Are “Disappointed” But Not “Angry” That Repeal-and-Replace Legislation Did Not Pass Senate After the Senate’s failure to pass legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that eight in 10 Americans (78%) say President Trump and his administration should do what they can to make…More
08/10/2017 - Early Analysis of 21 Major Cities Tracks ACA Marketplace Premium Changes, Insurer Participation, Uncertainty
As insurers grapple with continuing uncertainty surrounding 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces, a new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of initial filings in 21 major cities finds that changes in 2018 benchmark silver plan premiums are likely to range widely, from a decrease of 5 percent in Providence, R.I., to an increase of 49 percent…More
08/10/2017 - The ACA Stability “Crisis” In Perspective
In this column for Axios, Drew Altman presents new data analysis showing how many people are impacted by premium increases in the small group market, and discusses the implications. 
08/10/2017 - An Early Look at 2018 Premium Changes and Insurer Participation on ACA Exchanges
This analysis looks at preliminary premiums and insurer participation in Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces, noting the effects of uncertainty surrounding individual mandate enforcement and cost-sharing reduction payments.
08/08/2017 - JAMA Forum: Has Obamacare Become Trumpcare?
With the effort to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act seemingly on hold or even dead, Larry Levitt discusses what the Trump administration could do to make the ACA successful - including providing clarity around individual mandate enforcement and cost-sharing reduction payments; maintaining outreach and consumer assistance; and encouraging insurers to participate in the individual insurance marketplaces. The post is now available at The JAMA Forum.
08/08/2017 - The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
This fact sheet looks at the history, funding, and future outlook of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. government's major global initiative to combat HIV/AIDS.
08/08/2017 - The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
This updated fact sheet provides the latest data on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, including impact by region, treatment and prevention efforts, and an overview of the U.S. and global responses to the epidemic.
08/08/2017 - The U.S. Government and Global Health
This fact sheet provides an overview of U.S. government global health policy and engagement.
08/08/2017 - The U.S. Government and Global Polio Efforts
This fact sheet provides a snapshot of global polio eradication efforts and examines the U.S. government’s role in addressing polio worldwide.
08/08/2017 - The U.S. Government and Global Maternal & Child Health Efforts
This fact sheet provides a snapshot of global maternal and child health (MCH) and examines the U.S. government’s role in addressing MCH worldwide.
08/08/2017 - Key Global Health Positions and Officials in the U.S. Government
This fact sheet identifies key U.S. government global health positions and officials.
08/04/2017 - Proposed Changes to Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky
On June 22, 2016, Governor Bevin released his proposed Section 1115 demonstration waiver application called Kentucky HEALTH (Helping to Engage and Achieve Long Term Health) as an alternative to the current Medicaid expansion which is being implemented through a state plan amendment according to the terms in the ACA. On July 3, 2017, Kentucky submitted an amendment, proposing several changes, to its pending waiver application to the new Administration. This fact sheet summarizes the proposed changes to the current Medicaid expansion in Kentucky.
08/04/2017 - What’s the Near-Term Outlook for the Affordable Care Act?
If Congress abandons efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Trump has said he would “let Obamacare fail.” This Q&A examines what could happen to the individual insurance marketplaces if the ACA, also called “Obamacare,” remains the law and what it might mean to let Obamacare fail.
08/04/2017 - What’s the Near-Term Outlook for the Affordable Care Act?
With congressional Republicans’ efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act on hold, a new issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation answers questions about the current state of the 2010 health law, zeroing in on the individual insurance marketplaces that the law established. Questions addressed by the brief include: Is Obamacare failing? How would administrative…More
08/01/2017 - Costs and Outcomes of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in the U.S.
This slideshow looks at costs and outcomes of mental health and substance use disorders in the United States.
07/29/2017 - It’s Not Obamacare Anymore. It’s Our National Health-Care System.
In this Washington Post op-ed, Drew Altman and Larry Levitt discuss why the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act failed and what it will take for congress and the administration to address the next challenge, providing long-term stability to the ACA marketplaces.
07/26/2017 - Health Affairs Blog: What US Budget Cuts To Global Health Could Mean For Future Funding
In a Health Affairs blog post, Jen Kates and Adam Wexler of the Kaiser Family Foundation and Nafis Sadat and Joseph Dieleman of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation assess what cuts to U.S. global health funding as proposed in the Trump Administration FY 2018 budget request might mean in the larger context of development assistance…More