As the 2020 elections near, federal and state policymakers are sharpening their plans for healthcare reform—an issue that proved important to voters in the 2018 midterm elections and is on track to be a core issue in the 2020 race.
In late March, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its Marketplace open enrollment report showing that 11.4 million people selected Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace plans in 2019—a 4% decline in the 39 states that use Healthcare.gov and a 1% increase in the 11 ...
Where the agency and its leadership sit within state government can enable or impede the Medicaid director’s authority to make critical decisions about strategy, services and budget.
Lawmakers across the country are proposing legislation to stabilize the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance market, make coverage more affordable for consumers, and improve access to care by leveraging the bargaining power and administrative savings of public programs.
With a divided Congress that will struggle to reach agreement about major health policy legislation, states will continue to serve as the drivers and testing ground for new healthcare reforms in at least the next two years.
There are six key drivers of the movement to a risk-based healthcare environment: