Industry News

05/17/2017 - The Mexico City Policy: An Explainer
This fact sheet provides an overview of the Mexico City Policy, which requires foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to certify that they will not “perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning,” using funds from any source (including non-U.S. funds), as a condition for receiving U.S. government global family planning assistance and any other U.S. global health assistance.
05/17/2017 - Analysis: 6.3 Million People with Pre-Existing Conditions Would Be at Risk for Higher Premiums under the House’s Health Bill
A new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis estimates that 6.3 million people — 23 percent of 27.4 million non-elderly adults with a gap of several months in insurance coverage in 2015 – could potentially face higher premiums under the House’s American Health Care Act (AHCA), due to pre-existing health conditions. The bill, which passed the House…More
05/17/2017 - Gaps in Coverage Among People With Pre-Existing Conditions
The American Health Care Act (AHCA), which has passed the House of Representatives, contains a controversial provision that would allow states to waive community rating in the individual insurance market. In this brief we estimate the number of people with pre-existing conditions who might be affected by such a policy.
05/15/2017 - No, Medicaid Isn’t Broken
With Medicaid about to be a focal point of debate in the Senate, Drew Altman's Axios column looks at why the idea that the program is broken is more urban legend than fact.
05/12/2017 - UNFPA Funding & Kemp-Kasten: An Explainer
This fact sheet provides an overview of the history of the Kemp-Kasten amendment, which states that no U.S. funds may be made available to “any organization or program which, as determined by the president of the United States, supports or participates in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization,” and examines its current application. Since enacted in 1985, Kemp-Kasten has often been used to withhold funding from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
05/05/2017 - What is at Stake in ACA Repeal and Replace for People with HIV?
This brief explores the potential implications of different ACA repeal scenarios and related administrative actions on people with HIV.
05/04/2017 - Compare Proposals to Replace The Affordable Care Act
President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have committed to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). How do their replacement proposals compare to the ACA? How do they compare to each other? Includes the American Health Care Act (introduced by the House Republican leadership on March 6, 2017) as well as other proposals from key members of Congress.
05/03/2017 - What Is the Scope of the Mexico City Policy: Assessing Abortion Laws in Countries That Receive U.S. Global Health Assistance
This data note assesses how the Mexico City Policy affects the provision of legal abortion services in U.S. assisted countries. The policy requires foreign NGOs to certify that they will not “perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning,” using any funds (including non-U.S. funds), as a condition for receiving U.S. government global health assistance.
05/02/2017 - Brief Examines Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending for Seniors and People with Disabilities, Which Varies Greatly By State
Medicaid coverage of acute and long-term care for more than 6 million low-income seniors and 10 million nonelderly people with disabilities accounts for nearly two-thirds of overall Medicaid spending, although such enrollees represent less than a quarter of people on Medicaid.  Much of Medicaid’s spending on seniors and people with disabilities also depends on state…More
05/02/2017 - Primas y créditos impositivos bajo la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible (ACA) vs el American Health Care Act (AHCA): Mapa Interactivo
Estos mapas comparan los estimados de los créditos impositivos que los consumidores recibirían para pagar las primas en 2020, por condado, bajo la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible (ACA) con lo que recibirían bajo el proyecto de líderes republicanos del Congreso llamado American Health Care Act (AHCA), que se dio a conocer el 6 de marzo.
05/01/2017 - State Variation in Medicaid Per Enrollee Spending for Seniors and People with Disabilities
This issue brief explains the variation in Medicaid spending per enrollee for seniors, nonelderly adults with disabilities, and children with disabilities compared to other populations as well as the variation in per enrollee spending for these populations among states. It also provides a snapshot of state choices about optional eligibility pathways and services important to many seniors and people with disabilities.
04/27/2017 - Premiums and Tax Credits Under the Affordable Care Act vs. the American Health Care Act: Interactive Maps
Compare county-level estimates of premiums and premium tax credits consumers would receive under the Affordable Care Act in 2020 with what they’d receive under the American Health Care Act legislation released March 6 by Republican leaders in Congress.
04/26/2017 - Poll: Majority Opposes Hard-Ball Negotiating Tactics to Replace the Affordable Care Act, But Republicans Support It
Somewhat More Want President Trump and Republicans to Continue Working on ACA Repeal and Replace than Want Them to Move onto Other Priorities With President Trump and Congress continuing to discuss repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, a majority of the public opposes using hard-ball tactics as a way to force Democrats in Congress…More
04/26/2017 - Kaiser Health Tracking Poll – Late April 2017: The Future of the ACA and Health Care & the Budget
With the ongoing debate about the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the latest tracking poll examines the public awareness of and attitudes about some recent developments related to the 2010 health care law, including uncertainty about cost-sharing reduction payments and insurers opting out of some health insurance marketplaces. The poll also takes a look at Americans’ budget and health care priorities.
04/25/2017 - The U.S. & Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
This fact sheet examines the GAVI Alliance (also known as GAVI), an independent, public-private partnership and multilateral funding mechanism that aims to increase access to immunization in poor countries. The fact sheet also explores the role that the U.S. government plays in supporting the partnership.
04/25/2017 - Federal Government Could See Net Increase of $2.3 Billion in Costs in 2018 if ACA Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments Eliminated
Ceasing payments for the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) cost-sharing reduction program could save $10 billion, but cost an additional $12.3 billion in premium tax credits – an estimated net increase of $2.3 billion, or 23 percent, in federal spending on marketplace subsidies – in 2018, if insurers continue to participate in ACA marketplaces, according to…More
04/25/2017 - The Effects of Ending the Affordable Care Act’s Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments
This analysis estimates that total federal spending on Affordable Care Act marketplace subsidies would rise $2.3 billion, or 23 percent, in 2018 if payments for the cost-sharing reduction program were eliminated and insurers increased premiums to compensate. Established to reduce out-of-pocket costs for marketplace enrollees with lower incomes, the cost-sharing payments are being challenged in a lawsuit from the U.S. House.
04/24/2017 - Key Global Health Positions and Officials in the U.S. Government
This fact sheet identifies key U.S. government global health positions and officials.
04/21/2017 - Analysis: Insurer Financial Indicators Show Signs of Stabilizing After Transition to ACA Marketplaces
A new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of key insurer financial indicators suggests that the individual insurance market showed signs of stabilizing in 2016, although profitability remained below the level of performance prior to the opening of the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces. The new analysis tracks insurer financial performance in the individual market through two…More
04/21/2017 - Insurer Financial Performance in the Early Years of the Affordable Care Act
This data note looks at trends in insurer financial performance in the individual market, as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces were established, finding that the market showed signs of stabilizing in 2016.