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    Report

    How to Prevent Health Insurance Loss During Future Recessions

    Nov 12, 2021

    The pandemic–related recession and job loss raised concerns that millions of Americans would lose their health insurance. But temporary aid to protect coverage prevented that from happening. Making the enhanced marketplace tax credits in the American Rescue Plan permanent could keep coverage stable in future recessions.

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    Research Brief

    How to Transform Mental Health Care in the United States

    Jan 11, 2021

    With scientific advances, Medicaid expansion, and political consensus on the importance of improving mental health, the time is ripe for transforming the U.S. mental health system. This will mean structural reforms that address patients' challenges in finding, accessing, and receiving high-quality and timely care.

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    News Release

    No Widespread Increase in Cost of Individual Health Insurance Policies Under Affordable Care Act

    An analysis of 10 states and the United States overall predicts that there will be no widespread premium increase in the individual health insurance market under the ACA. However, the cost of policies will vary among states and will be influenced by individual factors such as a person's age and whether they smoke.

    Aug 29, 2013

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    Report

    No Widespread Increase in Cost of Individual Health Insurance Policies Under Affordable Care Act

    An analysis of 10 states and the United States overall predicts that there will be no widespread premium increase in the individual health insurance market under the ACA. However, the cost of policies will vary among states and will be influenced by individual factors such as a person's age and whether they smoke.

    Aug 29, 2013

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    CMS Innovation Center Health Care Innovation Awards

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has funded 108 Health Care Innovation Awards through the Affordable Care Act. Award recipients are those who propose compelling new models of service delivery or payment improvements that promise to deliver better health, better health care, and lower costs through improved quality of care for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Program enrollees.

    Aug 15, 2013

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    Multimedia

    The Math of State Medicaid Expansion

    Mathematician Carter Price discusses the potential impacts to low-income populations and local economies in states that choose not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

    Jul 1, 2013

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    Brochure

    Evaluating Medicare Demonstration Projects

    RAND works closely with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to design, test, implement, and evaluate demonstration projects that span a wide range of care settings and issues.

    Jun 26, 2013

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    Brochure

    Helping Decisionmakers Implement the ACA's Medicaid Provisions

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains many Medicaid-related provisions. RAND is working closely with decisionmakers at the federal and state levels to help resolve challenges associated with implementing the ACA's sweeping reforms.

    Jun 26, 2013

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    Brochure

    Measuring the Quality of Health Care

    RAND is engaged in developing and supporting the use of quality measures by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

    Jun 26, 2013

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    Report

    Revenue, Spending Reductions Will Offset Costs of Expanding Medicaid in PA

    While the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act will require additional spending by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, these costs will be more than offset by additional revenue or reductions in other spending in the 2014-2020 timeframe.

    Jun 24, 2013

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    Testimony

    Expanding Medicaid Is the Best Financial Option for States

    States that choose not to expand Medicaid under federal health care reform will leave millions of their residents without health insurance and increase spending, at least in the short term, on the cost of treating uninsured residents.

    Jun 12, 2013

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    Research Brief

    The Math of State Medicaid Expansion

    RAND researchers have analyzed how opting out of Medicaid expansion would affect insurance coverage and spending and whether alternative policy options—such as partial Medicaid expansion—could cover as many people at lower costs to states.

    Jun 7, 2013

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    News Release

    Expanding Medicaid Is Best Financial Option for States

    States that choose not to expand Medicaid under federal health care reform will leave millions of their residents without health insurance and increase spending on the cost of treating uninsured residents, at least in the short term.

    Jun 3, 2013

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    Journal Article

    Expanding Medicaid Is Best Financial Option for States

    States that choose not to expand Medicaid under federal health care reform will leave millions of their residents without health insurance and increase spending on the cost of treating uninsured residents, at least in the short term.

    Jun 1, 2013

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    Commentary

    Applying What Works to Reduce Non-Urgent Emergency Department Use

    It is likely that communities with low rates of non-urgent ED use not only have better access to primary care, but patients who are educated about appropriate care seeking and convenient alternatives for acute care, writes Lori Uscher-Pines.

    May 22, 2013

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    Journal Article

    The Oregon Experiment—effects of Medicaid on Clinical Outcomes

    Despite the imminent expansion of Medicaid coverage for low-income adults, the effects of expanding coverage are unclear. The 2008 Medicaid expansion in Oregon based on lottery drawings from a waiting list provided an opportunity to evaluate these effects.

    May 1, 2013

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    Commentary

    Governors Missing the Point on Medicaid

    While a governor or legislator may disagree with Medicaid expansion for philosophical reasons, the claims that the expansion will be a burden on states' economies seem misguided given the full range of projected economic impacts on the states, writes Carter C. Price.

    Apr 29, 2013

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    Report

    Oral Health: Parental and Provider Perspectives

    Oral health is important to children’s overall health and well-being. However, access to care can be a challenge for parents seeking oral health services for children who are Medicaid beneficiaries. Also, providers have noted a general unawareness among parents about the importance of preventive oral health care.

    Apr 26, 2013

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    News Release

    Expanding Medicaid in Pennsylvania Would Sharply Increase Federal Revenue to State

    Expanding Medicaid in Pennsylvania under the Affordable Care Act would boost federal revenue to the state by more than $2 billion annually and provide 340,000 residents with health insurance.

    Mar 28, 2013

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    The Economic Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Pennsylvania

    If Pennsylvania opts into Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, more residents would have health coverage and the state would enjoy a positive economic effect. However, benefits would have a long-term cost, with uneven regional results.

    Mar 28, 2013

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    Blog

    Modeling the Effects of the Affordable Care Act in Arkansas

    The Medicaid expansion under the ACA will result in about 400,000 people newly insured in Arkansas by 2016. Of these, about 190,000 would be newly enrolled in Medicaid and the rest would be newly insured through the new insurance exchanges. The state is likely to save about $67 million for reduced uncompensated care costs for the uninsured.

    Jan 7, 2013

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    The Economic Impact of the ACA on Arkansas

    For Arkansas, the Affordable Care Act will result in an increase in GDP of around $550 million and the creation of about 6,200 jobs. The new law will also increase health insurance coverage by 400,000 newly insured individuals.

    Jan 3, 2013

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