Health Reform

Based on campaign pledges, President Biden is expected to reopen Marketplace enrollment, for example, through a COVID-19 special enrollment opportunity (SEP), and his administration is also expected to direct significantly more resources to marketing and outreach efforts. Millions of people remain uninsured despite being eligible for free or reduced cost coverage through the ACA Marketplaces
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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic began, signing up for health coverage and applying for financial assistance was often challenging.  A 2020 KFF survey found half (51%) of consumers who looked for coverage during the 2020 open enrollment encountered difficulties, and nearly 5 million consumers sought in-person help but couldn’t get it.  During the 2021 open
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In this report, we analyze transparency data released or updated in 2020 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to examine claims denials and appeals among issuers offering individual market coverage on HealthCare.gov; data are from plan years 2018 and 2019.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires transparency data reporting by non-grandfathered group
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As winter sets in and COVID-19 cases and deaths reach records in most parts of the country, more Americans say they wear masks every time they leave home now (73%) than said so in May (52%), a new KFF Health Tracking Poll finds. A small minority (11%) say they wear masks only some of the
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Throughout 2020, KFF tracked the role health care played in voters’ decisions in the U.S. presidential election, both during the Democratic primary contests in Spring of 2020 and the general election, concluding in November 2020.  The data below is KFF analysis of state-level data from AP VoteCast, a survey of voters in both the Democratic
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For the third straight year, more insurers are entering the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces and expanding their service areas, creating more options for consumers seeking to buy their own insurance for 2021, a new KFF analysis finds.  The analysis finds 30 insurers joining the marketplace across 20 states, and another 61 insurers are expanding their
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 The FAQs below are intended to help you understand this Calculator. More detailed questions and answers about signing up for coverage are available on our Health Reform FAQ page. Where can I go for help understanding how the health reform law will affect me? If you have questions about how the health reform law will
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Las siguientes preguntas lo ayudarán a entender esta calculadora. Hay más disponibles en nuestra página de preguntas y respuestas sobre la reforma de salud. ¿Dónde puedo buscar ayuda para entender cómo me afecta la ley de salud? Si tiene preguntas sobre cómo la reforma de salud lo afectará a usted y a sus opciones de
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