The Affordable Care Act (ACA) led to major advances in health insurance coverage in the United States. From 2013 to 2019, the uninsured rate fell from approximately 17 percent to 11 percent.
On April 15, 2021, the HHS announced that the PHE declaration for COVID‑19 will be renewed for another 90 days, beginning on April 21 (the date the PHE was previously scheduled to expire) and extending through July 19, 2021.
The repercussions of limited R/E data have been felt throughout the public health crisis.
When we look at the progress made since our 2019 paper, we see that the results across states are mixed, with the COVID-19 pandemic creating new challenges but also opening up new opportunities.
Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan provides states with a one-year, 10 percentage point increase in their federal medical assistance percentage for state Medicaid expenditures for HCBS.
In recent years, state lawmakers have been considering and/or implementing policies to increase affordability for state consumers in the individual market.
The efficient, effective and equitable delivery of care is vital to the well-being of all state residents and necessary for a strong and vibrant economy.
On March 11, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released its latest declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act.
On March 11, President Joe Biden signed an approximately $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill—the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
In the wake of a pandemic that has pummeled our public health and health care delivery systems, crippled the economy, and brought into stark relief long-standing racial inequities, states are faced with both the opportunity and the imperative to rethink their role in protecting and improving health.