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Long, S., Stockley, K., and Nordahl, K. Findings from Massachusetts Health Reform:  Lessons for Other States.  Inquriy.  49(4):303-316, Winter 2012/2013.{AB0069F9-0216-DD11-8901-0015600F6010}&cm_medium=email

Erickson, K.M.M., and Starc, A.  Designing and regulating health insurance exchanges: lessons from Massachusetts.  Inquiry;49(4):327-338, Winter 2012/2013. 

Levy, H.  Health reform: learning from Massachusetts.  Inquiry;49(4):300-302, Winter 2012/2013. 

Long, S.K., Stockley, K., and Nordahl, K.W.  Coverage, access, and affordability under health reform: learning from the Massachusetts model.  Inquiry;49(4):303-316, Winter 2012/2013. 

Miller, S.  The effect of the Massachusetts reform on health care utilization.  Inquiry.  49(4):317-326, Winter 2012/2013.

Boccuti, C., and Swoope, C.  Medicare Patients' Access to Physicians:  A Synthesis of the Evidence.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Dec. 10, 2013.

Miller, C.  1 in 4 uninsured Americans plan to remain that way; politics influence decisions.  Healthcare Business Weekly Update.  Dec. 9, 2013.

Cruz, J.  You're getting too much healthcare.  The Atlantic.  Dec. 9, 2013.

Andrews, M.  What happens if my income changes after I receive an insurance subsidy?  Kaiser Health News.  Dec. 6, 2013.

Demko, P.  Health of individual insurance markets likely to vary by state.  Kutscher, B.  Hospitals facing big divide in pro- and anti-ACA states.  Modern Healthcare;43(48):13-14, Dec. 2, 2013. 

Dickson, V.  Payer ,state issues slow dual-eligible reform.  Kutscher, B.  Hospitals facing big divide in pro- and anti-ACA states.  Modern Healthcare;43(48):18, Dec. 2, 2013.

Kutscher, B.  Hospitals facing big divide in pro- and anti-ACA states.  Modern Healthcare;43(48):10, 12, Dec. 2, 2013.

Bond, A.M., and White, C.  Massachusetts coverage expansion associated with reduction in primary care utilization among Medicare beneficiaries.  Health Services Research;48(6, Part I):1826-1839, Dec. 2013.

U.S. House, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Minority Staff. Debunking Republican Claims about Coverage Losses under the Affordable Care Act. Dec. 2013.

Gindi, R., Kirzinger, W., and Cohen, R.  Health Insurance Coverage and Adverse Experiences With Physician Availability:  United States, 2012.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dec. 2013.

Siegel, B.  REAL data collection essential for care of vulnerable populations.  Journal of Healthcare Management;58(6):392-394, Nov.-Dec. 2013. 

Tieman, J.  Affordable Care Act: we can do this.  Health Progress;94(6):84-86, Nov.-Dec. 2013. 

Viebeck, E.  Cancellations are Coming for Millions More.  Washington:  The Hill, Nov. 21, 2013.

Stillman, M., and Tailor, M.  Dead man walking.  New England Journal of Medicine.  369:1880-1881, Nov. 14, 2013.

Johnson, S.R.  More states seeing value in expansion of Medicaid.  Modern Healthcare;43(45):18, Nov. 11, 2013.

Johnson, S.R.  More states seeing value in expansion of Medicaid.  Modern Healthcare;43(45):18, 23, Nov. 11, 2013. 

McKinney, M.  Troubled exchange rollout has insurers tempering expectations.  Modern Healthcare;43(45):23, Nov. 11, 2013. 

Zigmond, J.  ACA survives budget battle but wounded by rollout debacle.  Modern Healthcare;43(45):16-17, Nov. 11, 2013. 

Demko, P., Johnson, S.R., and Kutscher, B.  Work needed to close gaps in coverage for mental health, substance abuse treatment.  Modern Healthcare;43(45):8-9, Nov. 11, 2013.

Newport, F.  Most Uninsured Americans Ignoring Health Exchange Sites.  Gallup, Inc., Nov. 8, 2013.

Martin, L.  Quick Takes:  Health Literacy and ACA Enrollment.  Santa Monica, CA:  Rand Corporation, Nov. 7, 2013.

Dash, S., Lucia, K., and Giovannelli, J.  Helping consumers understand their coverage options, from coast to coast.  New York:  Commonwealth Fund, Nov. 1, 2013.

Dubay, L., Kenney, G., and Zarabozo, E.  Medicaid and the Young Invincibles Under the Affordable Care Act:  Who Knew?  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nov. 2013.

Blumberg, L., and Ritkin, S.  Stabilizing Premiums Under the Affordable Care Act: State Efforts to Reduce Adverse Selection.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nov. 2013.

Johnson, S.R.  Medicaid enrollment under reform law sees most success so far.  Modern Healthcare;43(43):8-9, Oct. 28, 2013.

Meyer, H., Zigmond, J., and Conn, J. ‘fixable,’ but bumps abound as many try to sign up.  Modern Healthcare;43(43):9-10, Oct. 28, 2013. 

Raising the Age of Eligibility for Medicare to 67:  An Updated Estimate of the Budgetary Effects.  Washington:  Congressional Budget Office, Oct. 24, 2013.

The Uninsured:  A Primer -- Key Facts About Health Insurance on the Eve of Coverage Expansions.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Oct. 23, 2013.

Galewitz, P.  Report:  5.2 Million adults will fall into ACA coverage gap next year.  Kaiser Health News.  Oct. 16, 2013.

Hoenig, C.  How insurance access has already closed racial gaps.  Diversity Inc. Newsletters.  Oct. 14, 2013.

Johnson, S.R.  Private Medicaid option: some states eye Ark. alternative expansion model.  Modern Healthcare;43(40):12, Oct. 7, 2013. 

Davis, L.  Medicaid Access for the Formerly Incarcerated Under the ACA: Helping the Oft-Forgotten. The RAND Blog on Oct. 3, 2013.

Graves, J.A., and Swartz, K.  Understanding state variation in health insurance dynamics can help tailor enrollment strategies for ACA expansion.  Health Affairs;32(10):1832-1840, Oct. 2013.

 O’Hara, B., and Brault, M.W.  The disparate impact of the ACA-dependent expansion across population subgroups.  HSR. Health Services Research;48(5):1581-1592, Oct. 2013. 

Buettgens, M., and others.  Eligibility for Assistance and Projected Changes in Coverage Under the ACA: Variation Across States.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Oct. 2013.

Herrera, C., and others.  Trends underlying employer- sponsored health insurance growth for americans younger than age sixty-five.  Health Affairs.  32(10) 1715-1722. Oct. 2013.

Evans, M.  Adding to the ranks: some employers shifting workers to state exchanges.  Modern Healthcare;43(39):9, Sept. 30, 2013. 

Kutscher, B.  Steering clear? Few systems have signed up to be ‘navigators.’  Modern Healthcare;43(39):8-9, Sept. 30, 2013. 

Landen, R.  Media barrage: conflicting ads may confuse public, affect enrollment.  Modern Healthcare;43(39):8-10, Sept. 30, 2013. 

Lee, J.  Hit by delays: rollout of exchanges marked by glitches.  Modern Healthcare;43(39):10, Sept. 30, 2013. 

McKinney, M.  The moment of truth: as the state insurance exchanges prepare to open Oct. 1, proponents and opponents alike wonder what the response will be.  Modern Healthcare;43(39):6-7, Sept. 30, 2013. 

McKinney, M.  Ready or not: exchange preparedness varies in GOP-led states.  Modern Healthcare;43(39):7, Sept. 30, 2013.

Key Facts About the Uninsured Population.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Sept. 26, 2013.

Significant Choice and Lower Than Expected Premiums Available in the New Health Insurance Marketplace.  Washington, DC:   U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  Sept. 25, 2013. 

Getting into Gear for 2014:  Insights from Three States Leading the Way in Preparing for Outreach and Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  September 24, 2013.

Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the January–March 2013 National Health Interview Survey [includes Usual place to go for medical care  and Obtaining needed medical care]. National Center for Health Statistics, Sept. 24, 2013.

Kliff, S.  Obama  campaign’s data team has a new mission: mapping the uninsured.  Washington Post.  Sept. 20, 2013.

Schoen, C., and others.  Health Care in the Two Americas: Finding from the Scorecard on State Health System Performance for Low Income Populations, 2013.  New York, NY:  The Commonwealth Fund.  Sept. 18, 2013.

Collins, S., Blumenthal, D., and Garber, T.  New U.S. Census Data on the Uninsured Underscores Need for Expanded Coverage.  New York, NY:  The Commonwealth Fund.  Sept. 17, 2013.

Skopec, L., and Gee, E.  Fifty-Six Percent of the Uninsured Could Pay $100 or Less per Month for Coverage in 2014. Washington:  US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Sept. 16, 2013.

Johnson, S.R.  Controlling costs: some follow Oregon’s lead on Medicaid reform.  Modern Healthcare;43(36):7, 12, Sept. 9, 2013. 

Rojas-Burke, J.  Inside Oregon’s Medicaid lab.  Modern Healthcare;43(36):6-7, 12-13, Sept. 9, 2013.

Learner, N.  Employers are dropping spousal coverage, cite affordable care act costs for decision. Which large employer groups will choose exchanges in 2014.  AISHealth: 4(17), Sept. 9, 2013.

Rasmussen, P., and others.  In States’ Hands: How the Decision to Expand Medicaid Will Affect the Most Financially Vulnerable  Americans. New York, NY:  The Commonwealth Fund.  Sept. 5, 2013.

Cunningham, P., and Bond, A.   If the Price is Right Most Uninsured Even Young Invincibles  Likely to Consider New Health Insurance Marketplaces.  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Sept. 2013.

Kenney GM, Anderson N, and Lynch V. Medicaid/CHIP Participation Rates Among Children: An Update. Urban Institute, Sept. 2013.

Graves, J., and Swartz, K.  Understanding state variation in health insurance dynamics can help tailor enrollment strategies for ACA expansion.  Health Affairs.  10.1377. Sept. 2013.

Sources of Health Insurance and Characteristics of the Uninsured: Analysis of the March 2013 Current Population Survey.  Brief #390.  Washington: DC:  Employee Benefit Research Institute. Sept. 2013.

Rasmussen, P., and others.  In State’s Hands How the Decision to Expand Medicaid Will Affect the Mostly Financially Vulnerable Americans.  New York, NY:  The Commonwealth Fund.  Sept. 2013.

Most American Indians and Alaska Natives Potentially Eligible for Expanded Health Coverage, but Action Needed to Increase Enrollment.  Washington, DC:  GAO Highlights.  Sept. 2013.

Bruen, B.K., Ku, L., and others.  No evidence that primary care physicians offer less care to Medicaid, community health center, or uninsured patients.  Health Affairs;32(9):1624-1630, Sept. 2013. 

Long, S.K.  Physicians may need more than higher reimbursements to expand Medicaid participation: findings from Washington State.  Health Affairs;32(9):1560-1567, Sept. 2013. 

Tsai, J., Rosenheck, R.A., and others.  Medicaid expansion: chronically homeless adults will need targeted enrollment and access to a broad range of services.  Health Affairs;32(9):1552-1559, Sept. 2013. 

Survey finds african americans hit hard by high health care costs.  Insight News.  Aug. 26, 2013.

Collins, S., and others.  Covering Young Adults Under the Affordable Care Act: The Importance of Outreach and Medicaid Expansion.  New York, NY: The Commonwealth Fund.  Aug. 21, 2013.

Hancock, J.  UPS won’t insure spouses of some employees.  Kaiser Health News.  Aug. 21, 2013.

Klein, E. This is why controlling health care costs is almost impossible.  The Washington Post.  Aug. 21, 2013.

FastStats: Access to health care. National Center for Health Statistics, accessed Aug. 19, 2013 at

Bebinger, M.  Massachusetts residents paying more, getting less from health insurance.  Kaiser Health News.  Aug. 14, 2013.

Hancock, J.  More high deductible plan members can’t pay hospital bills.  Kaiser Health News.  Aug. 12, 2013.

Galewitz, P.  In states that don’t expand Medicaid, some of the uninsured may still get help.  Kaiser Health News.  Aug. 11, 2013.

Ku, L.   The Senate Immigration Bill’s Impact on Health Care.  Washington, DC:  Commonwealth Fund.  Aug. 8, 2013.

Punke, H.  5 Considerations for hospitals prepping for the newly insured.  Becker’s Hospital Review.  Aug. 5, 2013.

Appleby, J.  Five things to know about obamacare premiums: a guide for the perplexed.  Kaiser Health News.  Aug. 01, 2013.

Small Area Health Insurance Estimates 2011 Highlights.  Washington, DC:  U.S. Census Bureau.  Aug. 2013.

Bayraktar, U.D., Warsch, S., and others.  Comparison of cancer care and outcomes between a public safety-net hospital and a private cancer center.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved;24(3):1136-1149, Aug. 2013.

Chou, C.-H., Tulolo, A., and others.  Effect of race and health insurance on health disparities: results from the National Health Interview Survey 2010.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved;24(3):1353-1363, Aug. 2013. 

Zickafoose, J.S., and, and Davis, M.M.  Medical home disparities are not created equal: differences in the medical home for children from different vulnerable groups.  Journal of Health care for the Poor and Underserved;24(3):1331-1343, Aug. 2013.

Conti, M.S.  Effect of Medicaid disease management programs on emergency admissions and inpatient costs.  Health Services Research;48(4):1359-1374, Aug. 2013. 

Friedman, G.  Funding HR 676: The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act How we Can Afford a National Sibgle-Payer Health Plan.  Amherst, MA:  University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  July 31, 2013.

Kliff, S.  Our data on health premiums has been pretty bad. Not anymore.  Washington Post.  July 24, 2013.

Block, J., and Daly, R.  Perils ahead: employers cheer mandate’s delay, but move leaves ACA open to new attacks.  Modern Healthcare;43(27):6-7, 9, July 8, 2013. 

Evans, M.  Across the board: Affordable Care Act prompting hospital trustees to pay closer attention to policies on patient billing, collection and bad debt.  Modern Healthcare;43(27):30-31, July 8, 2013. 

Ayanian, J.Z., and others.  Medicare beneficiaries more likely to receive appropriate ambulatory services in HMOs than in traditional Medicare.  Health Affairs;32(7):1228-1235, July 2013. 

Crimmel, Beth L. Offer Rates, Enrollment Rates, Premiums, and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the Private Sector for the 10 Largest Metropolitan Areas, 2012. Statistical Brief #417. Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, July 2013. 

Brousseau, R., and Chang, S.  Reflections on a decade of funding public hospital systems.  Health Affairs;32(7):1188-1195, July 2013. 

Decker, S.L.  Two-thirds of primary care physicians accepted new Medicaid patients in 2011-12: a baseline to measure future acceptance rates.  Health Affairs;32(7):1183-1187, July 2013. 

Sonier, J., Boudreaux, M.H., and Blewett, L.A.  Medicaid ‘welcome-mat’ effect of Affordable Care Act implementation could be substantial.  Health Affairs;32(7):1319-1325, July 2013. 

Stuart, B., and others.  Increasing Medicare Part D enrollment in medication therapy management could improve health and lower costs.  Health Affairs;32(7):1212-1220, July 2013. 

Wilensky, S.E., and Gray, E.A.  Existing Medicaid beneficiaries left off the Affordable Care Act’s prevention bandwagon.  Health Affairs;32(7):1188-1195, July 2013.

Holahan, J., and others.  Cost of Not Expanding Medicaid.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  July 2013.

State and Local Coverage Changes Under Full Implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  July 2013.

Dunn, L.   Caring for the uninsured: how free clinics, hospitals can partner to treat a community’s most vulnerable.  Becker’s Hospital Review.   June 11, 2013.

Daly R., Seeking guidance: ACA still missing key regulatory details.  Modern Healthcare;43(22):12-13, June 3, 2013. 

Steele, G.  Oregon study a wake-up call.  Modern Healthcare;43(22):32, June 3, 2013. 

Zallman, L., Woolhandler, S., Himmelstein, D., Bor, D., and McCormick, D.  (2013, June).  Immigrants contributed an estimated $115.2 billion more to the Medicare trust fund than they took out in 2002-09.  Health Affairs.  32(6):1153-1160.  Retrieved from:

Felland, L., and others.  Improving Access to Specialty Care for Medicaid Patients: Policy  Issues and Options.  Center for Studying Health System Change.  June 2013.

Impact of Current State Medicaid Expansion Decisions on Coverage by Race and Ethnicity. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  June 2013.

11.5 Million Poor Uninsured Americans Could Be Eligible for Medicaid if States Opt for ACA Expansion.  Washington, DC:  Urban Institute.  June 2013.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.   Status of CMS Efforts to Establish Federally Facilitated Health Insurance Exchanges.  Chicago, IL:  United States Government Accountability Office.  June 2013.

Chambers, J.D., May, K.E., and Neumann, P.J.  Medicare covers the majority of FDA-approved devices and Part B drugs, but restrictions and discrepancies remain.  Health Affairs;32(6):1109-1115, June 2013. 

DeLeire, T., and others.  Wisconsin experience indicates that expanding public insurance to low-income childless adults has health care impacts.  Health Affairs;32(6):1035-1045, June 2013. 

Karaca-Mandic, P, Yoo, S.J.C., and Sommers, B.D.  Recession led to a decline in out-of-pocket spending for children with special health care needs.  Health Affairs;32(6):1054-1062, June 2013. 

Meyer, H.  With just months to go, New York State’s health benefit exchange gears up for open enrollment.  Health Affairs;32(6):1023-1029, June 2013. 

Barker, A., and others.  Rural Policy Brief.  The Uninsured:  An Analysis by Income and Geography, Brief no. 2013-16.  Washington:  Health Resources and Services Administration, June 2013.

Martin, E.G., Meehan, T., and Schackman, B.R.  AIDS drug assistance programs: managers confront uncertainty and need to adapt as the Affordable Care Act kicks in.  Health Affairs;32(6):1063-1071, June 2013. 

Melnick, G., and Fonkych, K.  Fair pricing law prompts most California hospitals to adopt policies to protect uninsured patients from high charges.  Health Affairs;32(6):1101-1108, June 2013. 

Muennig, P., Rosen, Z., and Wilde, E.T.  Welfare programs that target workforce participation may negatively affect mortality.  Health Affairs;32(6):1072-1077, June 2013. 

Price, C.C., and Eibner, C.  For states that opt out of Medicaid expansion: 3.6 million fewer insured and $8.4 billion less in federal payments.  Health Affairs;32(6):1030-1036, June 2013. 

Tanio, C., and Chen, C.  Innovations at Miami practice show promise for treating high-risk Medicare patients.  Health Affairs;32(6):1078-1082, June 2013. 

Zallman, L, and others.  Immigrants contributed an estimated $115.2 billion more to the Medicare Trust Fund than they took out in 2002-09.  Health Affairs;32(6):1153-1160, June 2013. 

Manske, M.  The patient centered medical home model.  Radiology Management;35(3):40-42, May-June 2013. 

Mulcahy, A., and others.  Insurance coverage of emergency care for young adults under health reform.  New England Journal of Medicine.  (368) 2105-2112.  May 30, 2013.

Varney, S.  Study: health law protected young adults from high hospital bills.  Capsules. Kaiser Health News.  May 29, 2013.

Zigmond, J.  Caring for the community: regional programs taking concept of ACOs to a much broader level.  Modern Healthcare;43(21):28-29, May 27, 2013. 

Klein, E.  Everything you know about employers and Obamacare is wrong.  Washington Post.  May 24, 2013.

Gorman, A.  Some could have gaps in medical coverage under new law.  Los Angeles Times.  May 20, 2013.,0,5572821.story

Gabow, P.  Geographic disparity: excluding some of the poorest from health reform shouldn’t be an option.  Modern Healthcare;43(19):25, May 13, 2013. 

Zigmond, J.  ACA sales push begins.  Modern Healthcare;43(19):4, May 13, 2013.

Lubell, J.  2014 predicted to mark faster decline in primary care access.  American Medical News.  May 6, 2013.

Carrns, A.  About half of adults lacked adequate health coverage in 2012.  NY  May 6, 2013.

Douthat, R.  What health insurance doesn’t  do.  New York Times.  May 4, 2013.

Dorn, S., and Holahan, J.  The benefits of Medicaid expansion: a reply to heritage’s misleading use of our work.  HealthAffairs.  May 3, 2013.

What Difference Does Medicaid Make? Assessing Cost Effectiveness, Access, and Financial Protection under Medicaid for Low-Income Adults.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  May 3, 2013.

Baicker, K., and others.  Oregon experiment – effects of Medicaid on clinical outcomes.  New England Journal of Medicine.  368: 1713-1722.  May 2, 2013.

Klein, E., and Soltas.  Wonkbook:  Everything you need to know about the Oregon health study.  Wonkblog, May 2, 2013.

Lowrey, A.  Medicaid access increase use of care. study finds.  New York Times.  May 1, 2013.

Health Research Institute. The Massachusetts Experience: Employer-sponsored health insurance post reform. PricewaterhouseCooper’s, May 2013.

Chernew, M. E.  Additional reductions in Medicare spending growth will likely require shifting costs to beneficiaries.  Health Affairs.  32(5):859-863, May 2013. 

Golberstein, E., and others.  Supplemental coverage associated with more rapid spending growth for Medicare beneficiaries.  Health Affairs.  32(5):873-881, May 2013. 

Baicker, K., and others.  Public financing of the Medicare program will make its uniform structure increasingly costly to sustain.  Health Affairs.  32(5):882-890, May 2013. 

Eibner, C., and others.  Three large-scale changes to the Medicare program could curb its costs but also reduce enrollment.  Health Affairs.  32(5):891-899, May 2013. 

Davis, K., and others.  Medicare essential: an option to promote better care ad curb spending growth.  Health Affairs.  32(5):900-909, May 2013. 

Ginsburg, P. B.  Achieving health care cost containment through provider payment reform that engages patients and providers.  Health Affairs.  32(5):929-934, May 2013. 

Galbraith, A. A.  Some families who purchased health coverage through the Massachusetts Connector wound up with high financial burdens.  Health Affairs.  32(5):974-983, May 2013. 

Friedman, A. B, and Mendola, T.  To cover their child, one couple navigates a health insurance maze in Pennsylvania.  Health Affairs.  32(5):994-997, May 2013. 

Wehrwein, P.  Health plans cautiously optimistic as ACOs enter prime time.  Managed Care;27(5):17-21, May 2013. 

Cantor, J.C., Thompson, F.J., and Farnham, J.  States’ commitment to Medicaid before the Affordable Care Act: trends and implications.  Inquiry;50(1):71-84, Spring 2013.                                                                                                   

McMorrow, S.  Spillover effects of the uninsured: local uninsurance rates and Medicare mortality from eight procedures and conditions.  Inquiry;50(1):57-70, Spring 2013.

Block, J.  Under construction: Vermont’s challenges typical of states rushing to build insurance exchanges.  Modern Healthcare;43(17):32-33, Apr. 29, 2013. 

Evans, M.  Competing for consumers: coming coordinated-care squeeze prompts providers to push into insurance market.  Modern Healthcare;43(17):6-7, 16, Apr. 29, 2013.

McKinney, M.  Beyond hospice: new models of care focus on advanced illness.  Modern Healthcare;43(17):14-15, Apr. 29, 2013.

New Health Insurance Survey: 84 Million People Were Uninsured for a Time or Underinsured in in 2012; Nearly Decade-Long Trend of Rising Uninsured Rates Among Young Adults Reversed; Biennial Health Insurance Survey Finds 75 Million People Struggled with Medical Debt and 80 Million Were Unable to Afford the Health Care They Need. Commonwealth Fund, Apr. 26, 2013.

State Activity Around Expanding Medicaid Under the Affordable Care Act, as of April 2, 2013., Apr. 10, 2013.

Health Coverage for the Hispanic Population Today and Under the Affordable Care Act.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Apr. 9, 2013.

Multi-State plan program. To boost competition in new insurance exchanges, the federal government will select and oversee at least two nationwide plans.  Health Affairs.  Apr. 3, 2013.

Eggbeer, B., and others.  Dual-eligible reform: a step toward population health management.  Healthcare Financial Management.  67(4):90-94, 96, Apr. 2013.  

Caswell, K., Waidmann, T., and Blumberg, L.  Financial  Burden of Medical Spending by State and the Implications of the 2014 Medicaid Expansions.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Apr. 2013.

Mental health, substance abuse and pregnancy health spending following the PPACA adult dependent mandate.  Employee Benefit Research Institute.  Brief # 385.  Apr. 2013.

State-Level Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Apr. 2013.

Collins, S. and others.  Insuring the Future: Current Trends in Health Coverage and the Effects of Implementing the Affordable Care Act, The Commonwealth Fund, Apr. 2013.

Capps, R., and Fix, M.  Immigration reform: a long road to citizenship and insurance coverage.  Health Affairs;32(4):639-642, Apr. 2013. 

Gans, D., and others.  Assuring  Children’s Access to Pediatric Subspeciality Care in California.  Los Angeles, CA:  UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.  Apr. 2013. 

Thurm, S.  Restaurant chains cut estimates for health-law costs. Wall Street Journal.  Mar. 27, 2013.,d.aWc

The Flip Side of Higher Premiums: Better Coverage.  Menlo Park,  CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Mar. 21, 2013.

Gold, J.   Dick and Jane sign up for the exchange.  Kaiser Health News.  Mar. 13, 2013.

Connole, P.  Mini-med plans near their end, but some say skinnier coverage option may survive.  AISHealth: 23(9), Mar. 11, 2013. 

Daley, R.  Expand and contract: providers fret over Medicaid pay as they plan for surge in beneficiaries.  Modern Healthcare;43(10):44-45, Mar. 11, 2013. 

Daly, R.  Medicaid curveball: cost-sharing burden tied to exchange-based plan.  Modern Healthcare;43(10):8-9, Mar. 11, 2013. 

Davis, S.  Think enrollment will be ugly? Just wait till it’s time to collect.  AISHealth: 3(3), Mar. 7, 2013.

Carrns, A.  Worker’s share of health costs is likely to continue rising.  New York Times.  Mar. 7, 2013.

Blumberg, L., and Buettgens, M.  Why the ACA’s Limits on Age-Rating Will Not Cause” Rate Shock” Distributional Implications of Limited Age Bands in Nongroup Health Insurance.  Washington, DC:  Urban Institute.  Mar. 4, 2013.

How CHIP Can Help Meet Child Specific Requirements and Needs in the Exchange.  Washington, DC: National Academy for State Health Policy.  Mar. 2013.

Haley, J., and Kenney, G.  Uninsured Veterans and Family Members: State and National Estimates of Expanded Medicaid Eligibility Under the ACA.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Mar. 2013.

Health Coverage by Race and Ethnicity: The Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act.  Menlo Park,  CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Mar. 2013. 

Health Insurance Market Reforms: Portability.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Mar. 2013.

Holahan, J., and McGrath, M.  Reversing the Trend? Understanding the Recent Increase in Health Insurance Coverage Among the Nonelderly Population.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Mar. 2013.

Impact of Expanding Medicaid on Uninsured Veterans Timely Analysis of Immediate Health Policy Issues.  Princeton,  NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Mar. 2013.

Kenny, G., Coyer, C., and Anderson, N.   Racial and Ethnic Differences in Access to Care and Service Use for Children with Coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  Washington, DC:  Urban Institute.  Paper 23.  Mar. 2013.

Key Facts on Health Coverage for Low-Income Immigrants Today and Under the Affordable Care Act.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Mar. 2013.

Santos, R., and others.  Developing Subannual Estimates of Health Insurance Coverage from the American Community Survey: Challenges and Promising Next Steps.  Washington, DC:  Urban Institute.  Mar. 2013. 

Huang, E.S., and Finegold, K.  Seven million Americans live in areas where demand for primary care may exceed supply by more than 10 percent.  Health Affairs;32(3):614-621, Mar. 2013. 

Paloski, D.  American Hospital Association’s Physician Leadership Forum.  Chicago, IL:  American Hospital Association Physician Leadership Forum.  Feb. 28, 2013.

Kliff, S.  Is Obamacare bad for young people?  Let's ask them!  Washington Post.  Feb.11, 2013.

Why Premiums Will Change for People Who Now Have Nongroup Insurance.  Menlo Park,  CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Feb. 6, 2013. 

Grob, R., and others.  The Affordable Care Act’s plan for consumer assistance with insurance moves states forward but remains a work in progress.  Health Affairs;32(2):347-356, Feb. 2013. 

Deaton, D.M., and Sullivan, S.M.  The Affordable Care Act, public expectations, and the road to litigation: an issue spotter for insurers and risk-bearing providers.  AHLA Connections;17(2):23-37, Feb. 2013.  

Janicki, H.  Employment Based Health Insurance: 2010 Household Economic Studies.  Washington, DC:  United States Census Bureau.  Feb. 2013.

Trevathan, E.  Targeting infant mortality can product results.  Health Progress;94(1):36-42, Jan.-Feb. 2013.

 Colla, C.H., Dow, W.H., and Dube, A.  San Francisco’s ‘pay or play’ employer mandate expanded private coverage by local firms and a public are program.  Health Affairs;32(1):69-77, Jan. 2013. 

Sommers, B.D., and others.  The Affordable Care Act has led to significant gains in health insurance and access to care for young adults.  Health Affairs;32(1):165-174, Jan. 2013.

Weiss, A. M.  Hard work streamlining enrollment systems pays dividends to the Sooner State.  Health Affairs.  32(1):7-10, Jan. 2013. 

Blackmore, C. C., and others.  Nurse practitioner-staffed clinic at Virginia Mason improves care and lowers costs for women with benign breast conditions.  Health Affairs.  32(1):20-26, Jan. 2013. 

Colla, C. H., and others.  San Francisco’s ‘pay or play’ employer mandate expanded private coverage by local firms and a public care program.  Health Affairs.  32(1):69-77, Jan. 2013.  

Saloner, B., and Lê Cook, B.  Blacks and Hispanics are less likely than whites to complete addiction tr4eatment, largely due to socioeconomic factors.  Health Affairs.  32(1):135-145, Jan. 2013. 

Sommers, B. D., and others.  The Affordable Care Act has led to significant gains in health insurance and access to care for young adults. Health Affairs.  32(1):165-174, Jan. 2013. 

O’Malley, A. S.  After-hours access to primary care practices linked with lower emergency department use and less unmet medical need.  Health Affairs.  32(1):175-183, Jan. 2013. 

Wilensky, G. R.  Medicaid expansion – will they or won’t they?  Healthcare Financial Management.  67(1):30, 32, Jan. 2013.

Blavin, F., Blumbrg, L., and.Buettgend,M.  Uninsured New Yorkers After Full Implementation of the Affordable Care Act:  Source of Health Insurance Coverage by Individual Characteristics and Sub-State Georgraphic Area.  Washington: Urban Institute, Jan. 2013.

Perez, K.  Preparing for ACA-driven Medicare cuts.  HFM. Healthcare Financial Management;67(1):40-43, Jan. 2013.

Showalter, J.S.  SCOTUS and the voters have spoken: where do we go from here?  HFM. Healthcare Financial Management.  67(1):66-71, Jan. 2013.

Rhoades, J., and Cohen, S.  Long-term uninsured in America, 2007-2010 estimates for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population under age 65.  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Brief# 399, Jan. 2013.

Working for Quality.  2013 Annual Progress Report to Congress.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  2013.

Eibner, C., and others.  The Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Markets.  Santa Monica, CA:  Rand Corporation.  2013.

Alonso-Zaldivar, R.   Study: health law to raise claims cost 32 percent.  Associated Press.  2013.

Ojeda, Q.  Discharge, Deportation and Dangerous Journeys: a Study on the Practice of Medical Repatriation.  New York, NY: New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.  Dec. 2012.

Landon, B. E., and others.  Analysis of Medicare Advantage HMOs compared with traditional Medicare shows lower use of many services during 2003-09.  Health Affairs.  31(12):2609-2617, Dec. 2012. 

Reed, M. E., and others.  In consumer-directed health plans, a majority of patients were unaware of free or low-cost preventive care.  Health Affairs.  31(12):2641-2648, Dec. 2012. 

Afendulis, C.C., Landrum, M.B., and Chernew, M.E.  The impact of the Affordable Care Act on Medicare Advantage plan availability and enrollment.  HSR. Health Services Research.  47(6):2339-2352, Dec. 2012.

Howitt, K., and Lewandowski, K.  Advocate, enroll: dual strategy for Catholic hospitals.  Health Progress;93(6):6-11, Nov.-Dec. 2012.

Ebeler, J.  The Supreme Court ruling and what it means.  Health Progress;93(6):13-16, Nov.-Dec. 2012.

Crawford, M.  Systems gear up for new demands.  Health Progress;93(6):19-21, Nov.-Dec. 2012.

Okrent, D.  States to roll out more Medicaid managed care: can it succeed?  Health Progress;93(6):23-25, Nov.-Dec. 2012.

Barsi, E.L.  Dignity sets strategies to better serve the poor.  Health Progress;93(6):27-31, Nov.-Dec. 2012.

Taueg, C., Smitherman, H.C., and Smith L.  How a Detroit program expands the safety net.  Health Progress;93(6):33-35, Nov.-Dec. 2012.

Gong, J., and Smith, K.M.  Financial risk shifts to more providers: dual eligible.  Health Progress;93(6):37-40, Nov.-Dec. 2012.

Capasso, J., and Persico, M.  CHE speeds ahead in support of PACE.  Health Progress;93(6):43-47, Nov.-Dec. 2012.

Greenwood, R.  PACE and its future in the new landscape.  Health Progress;93(6):48-51, Nov.-Dec. 2012.

Brassard, A.  Primary care needs advanced roles for nurses.  Health Progress;93(6):53-57, Nov.-Dec. 2012.

Commins, J.  Medicaid expansion report calculates modest state costs.  HealthLeaders Media.  Nov. 27, 2012.

Health-care law spurs a shift to part-time workers.  Wall Street Journal.  Nov. 4, 2012.

Robertson, R., and others.  Jobs Without Benefits: The Health Insurance Crisis Faced by Small Businesses and Their Workers.  New York:  Commonwealth Fund, Nov. 1, 2012.

Holahan, J., and others.  The Cost and Coverage Implications of the ACA Medicaid Expansion: National and State-by State Analysis.  Washington, DC:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Nov. 2012.

Premiums, Cost-Sharing and Coverage at Public, Private and Non-Profit Employers:  A View from the 2012 Employer Health Benefit Survey.  Washington:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Nov. 2012.

Blavin, F., and others.  Uninsurance is Not Just a Minority Issue: White Americans Are a Large Share of the Growth from 2000 to 2010.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nov. 2012.

Caswell, K., Waidmann, T., and Blumberg, L.  The Financial Burden of Medical Spending Among the Non-Elderly, 2010.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nov. 2012.

Medicaid.  States Made Multiple Program Changes, and Beneficiaries Generally Reported Access Comparable to Private Insurance.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Nov. 2012.

Kenney, G.M., and others.  Variation in Medicaid eligibility and participation among adults: implications for the Affordable Care Act.  Inquiry;49(3):231-253, Fall 2012.

Hsieh, H-M., and Bazzoli, G.J.  Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payment: how does it impact hospitals’ provision of uncompensated care?  Inquiry;49(3):254-267, Fall 2012.

Lubell, J.  Study details economic benefits of state Medicaid expansion.  Oct. 29, 2012.

Commins, J.  Safety net hospitals face $53.3B in uncompensated care costs by 2019.  HealthLeaders Media.  Oct. 26, 2012.

Appleby, J.  FAQ:  The health law and coverage for immigrants.  Kaiser Health News.  Oct. 11, 2012.

Lopez, N., and Rosenbaum, S.  When should uninsured family members of employees with access to affordable self-only employer coverage quality for premium tax credits?  HealthReform GPS, Oct. 3, 2012.

The Uninsured A Primer.  Key Facts About Americans Without Health Insurance.  Washington:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Oct. 2012.

Holahan, J., and others.  National and State-by-State Impact of the 2012 House Republican Budget Plan for Medicaid.  Washington:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Oct. 2012.

Cantor, J.C., and others.  Early impact of the Affordable Care Act on health insurance coverage of young adults.  HSR. Health Services Research;47(5):1773-1790, Oct. 2012.

Lau, M, Lin, H., and Flores, G.  Racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care among U.S. adolescents.  HSR. Health Services Research;47(5):2031-2059, Oct. 2012. 

Corlette, S., and others.  Selling Health Insurance Across State Lines: An Assessment of State Laws and Implications for Improving Choice and Affordability of Coverage.  Washington, DC:  Center on Health Insurance Reforms.  Oct. 2012.

O’Hara, B., and Caswell, K.  Health Status, Health Insurance, and Medical Services Utilization: 2010.  Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration.  Oct. 2012.

Hall, D., editor.   Morning Ledger: Corporate Health Benefits Get Radical Remake. New York, NY:  CFO Report.  Sept. 27, 2012.

Manatt Health Solutions., and State Health Access Data Assistance Center.  Medicaid Expansion: Framing and Planning a Financial Impact Analysis.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Sept. 27, 2012.

O'Grady, M., and Wunderlich, G., Editors.  National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. Medical Care Economic Risk: Measuring Financial Vulnerability from Spending on Medical Care. National Academies Press, Sept. 27, 2012.

Flower, J.  What’s the business plan for serving the poor? Chicago, IL: H&HN. Sept. 25, 2012.

Coverage of Colonoscopies Under the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention Benefit.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Foundation. Sept. 19, 2012.

Five Facts About the Uninsured Population.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Sept. 14, 2012.

Uninsured and the Difference Health Insurance Makes.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Sept. 14, 2012.

Collins, S., and others.  1.3 Million Fewer People Were Uninsured in 2011: Young Adults Continue to Make Gains in Coverage as a Result of the Affordable Care Act.  New York,  NY:  Commonwealth Fund. Sept. 12, 2012.

Gutman, J.  Almost third of 63- and 64-year-olds say they won’t start medicare at 65 (with chart: expected health insurance coverage at age 65. Health Business Daily; 18 (17), Sept. 6, 2012.

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on health care reform, hospitals and EDs still grapple with uncertainty, continued stress.  ED Management;24(8):97-100, Sept. 2012.

Hospitals and EDs have a lot riding on state-level decisions to opt in or out of plans to expand Medicaid in 2014.  ED Management;24(8):100-101, Sept. 2012.

Implications of Medicaid Expansion Decisions on Private Coverage.  Washington, DC:  American Academy of Actuaries. Sept. 2012. 

Kliff, S.  Zero out of 512 employers plan to drop health insurance, survey says.  The Washington Post.  Aug. 28, 2012.

Robeznieks, A.  Home inspection: 500 practices launch Medicare project.  Modern Healthcare;42(35):14, Aug. 27, 2012.

Zigmond, J.  Post- acute partners.  Modern Healthcare;42(35):58, 62, Aug. 27, 2012.

Overview of Health Coverage for Individuals with Limited English Proficiency.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Aug. 17, 2012.

Blavin, F., and others.  Deteriorating Health Insurance Coverage from 2000 to 2010: Coverage Takes the Biggest Hit in the South and Midwest.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Aug. 2012.

Blavin, F., and others.  Deteriorating Health Insurance Coverage from 2000 to 2010: Coverage Takes the Biggest Hit in the South and Midwest. Washington, DC:  Urban Instutute.  Aug. 2012.

Kenney, G., and others.  Opting in to the Medicaid Expansion under the ACA: Who are the Uninsured Adults Who Could Gain Health Insurance Coverage?  Washington, DC:  Urban Institute.  Aug. 2012.

Hanlon, C., and Giles, B.  State Policymaker’s Guide for Advancing Health Equity Through Health Reform Implementation. Washington, DC:  National Academy for State Health Policy.  Aug. 2012.

Ario, J., and Jacobs, L.R.  In the wake of the Supreme Court decision, many stakeholders still support the Affordable Care Act.  Health Affairs;31(8):1855-1965, Aug. 2012.

Block, L., and others.  Improving access to care for uninsured patients at an academic medical centers: the access partnership.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved;23(3):972-979, Aug. 2012.

Chan, S., and Elbel, B.  Low cognitive ability and poor skill with numbers may prevent many from enrolling in Medicare supplemental coverage.  Health Affairs;31(8):1847-1854, Aug. 2012.

Coughlin, T.A., and others.  How five leading safety-net hospitals are preparing for the challenges and opportunities of health care reform.  Health Affairs;31(8):1690-1697, Aug. 2012.

Davis, K., and others.  Medicare beneficiaries less likely to experience cost- and access-related problems than adults with private coverage.  Health Affairs;31(8):1866-1875, Aug. 2012.

Hsia, R Y-J, and others.  California hospitals serving large minority populations were more likely than others to employ ambulance diversion.  Health Affairs;31(8):1767-1776, Aug. 2012.

Hwang, W., and others.  Do free clinics reduce unnecessary emergency department visits? The Virginian experience.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved;23(3):1189-1204, Aug. 2012.

Kane, N.M., and others.  Strained local and state government finances among current realities that threaten public hospitals’ profitability.  Health Affairs;31(8):1680-1689, Aug. 2012.

Olshansky, S.J., and others.  Differences in life expectancy due to race and educational differences are widening, and many may not catch up.  Health Affairs;31(8):1803-1813, Aug. 2012.

Patrick, S.W., Choi, H., and Davis, M.M.  Increase in federal match associated with significant gains in coverage for children through Medicaid and CHIP.  Health Affairs;31(8):1796-1802, Aug. 2012.

Rosenbaum, S., and others.  Case studies at Denver Health: ‘patient dumping’ in the emergency department despite EMTALA, the law that banned it. Health Affairs;31(8):1749-1756, Aug. 2012.

Rosenbaum, S., and Westmoreland, T.M.  The Supreme Court’s surprising decision on the Medicaid expansion: how will the federal government and states proceed?  Health Affairs;31(8):1663-1672, Aug. 2012.

Ross, J.S., and others.  Based on key measures, care quality for Medicare enrollees as safety-net and non-safety-net hospitals was almost equal.  Health Affairs;31(8):1739-1748, Aug. 2012.

Ziller, E.C., Lenardson, J.D., and Coburn, A.F.  Health care access and use among the rural uninsured.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved;23(3):1327-1345, Aug. 2012.

Keehan, C.  An exciting day: ACA a big step forward.  Health Progress;93(4):5-7, July-Aug. 2012.

Thompson, W.P.  Can we do it? Creating health care that works.  Health Progress;93(4):8-9, July-Aug. 2012.

Arbuckle, K.  Cost, quality, mission: the challenges ahead.  Health Progress;93(4):11-13, July-Aug. 2012.

Rowan, M.  Radical changes demand new skills.  Health Progress;93(4):14-19, July-Aug. 2012.

Finan, J.  New health care models: will they help the poor?  Health Progress;93(4):27-29, July-Aug. 2012.

DeMarco, W.J.  Accountable care: Catholic hospitals are well-positioned.  Health Progress;93(4):41-43, July-Aug. 2012.

Kammer, F.  The common good and health care reform.  Health Progress;93(4):55-68, July-Aug. 2012.

Cohen, A.B.  The debate over health care rationing: déjà vu all over again.  Inquiry;49(2):90-100, Summer. 2012.

Fronstin, P.  Employment-based health benefits: recent trends and future outlook.  Inquiry;49(2):101-115, Summer. 2012.

Blumberg, L.J., and others.  Why employers will continue to provide health insurance: the impact of the Affordable Care Act.  Inquiry;49(2):116-126, Summer. 2012.

Kellermann, A.  Will More Emploers Drop Coverage Under the ACA?  Don't Bet on It.  Chicago:  Rand Corporation.  July 27, 2012.

Estimates for the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Updated for the Recent Supreme Court Decision.  Washington:  Congressional Budget Office, July 24, 2012. 

Andrews, M.  Forget the company plan-the boss wants you on dad's insurance.  Kaiser Health News.  July 23, 2012.

Davis, P.  State officials, hospitals seek clarity on how court’s ruling will shape Medicaid coverage.  AHA News;48(15):1, 7, July 23, 2012.

Herz, E. Medicare: a primer. Congressional Research Service, July 18, 2012.

Dicken, J.  Estimates of the Effect on the Prevalence of Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage.  Washington:  U.S. Government Accountability Office, July 13, 2012.

Hospitals say they will press states to move forward on Medicaid expansion.  AHA News;48(14):1, 3, July 9, 2012.

Perella, D.  The court’s ACA ruling and Medicaid expansion.  AHA News;48(14):4-5, July 9, 2012.

States opting out of Medicaid expansion could affect millions of nation’s uninsured.  AHA News;48(14):1-2, July 9, 2012.

Umbdenstock, R.  Court’s decision on ACA opens the door to change and expanded health care coverage.  AHA News;48(14):5, July 9, 2012.

Carlson, J.  Clarity at last: providers welcome justices’ long-awaited ACA ruling, will focus now on implementing law.  Modern Healthcare;42(27):2-6, July 2, 2012.

Daly, R., and Zigmond, J.  ‘A big issue’: providers grapple with Medicaid provision.  Modern Healthcare;42(27):8, 13, July 2, 2012.

Evans, M.  Ahead of the game: ACOs already in place gain momentum.  Modern Healthcare;42(27):7, July 2, 2012.

The long, long road to national health reform (a short history).  Modern Healthcare;42(27):14-16, 18-19, July 2, 2012.

Umbdenstock, R.  Here’s to better health, security.  Modern Healthcare;42(27):10, July 2, 2012.

Davis, K., and others.  Medicare beneficiaries less likely to experience cost- and access-related problems than adults with private coverage.  Health Affairs.  July 2012.

Oral Health Status and Access to Oral Health Care for U.S. Adults Aged 18-64:  National Health Interview Survey, 2008.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, July 2012.

Iritani, K.  Opportunities Exist for Improved Access to Affordable Insurance.  Washington:  Government Accountability Office, June 22, 2012.

Radley, D., and Schoen, C.  Geographic variation in access to care - the relationship with quality.  New England Journal of Medicine.  June 14, 2012.

Klein J. The long goobye. Time, June 11, 2012.,9171,2116137,00.html

Collins, S., and others.  Young, Uninsured, and in Debt:  Why Young Adults Lack Health Insurance and How the Affordable Care Act Is Helping-Findings from the Commonwealth Fund Health Insurance Tracking Survey of Young Adults, 2011.  Washington:  Commonwealth Fund, June 8, 2012.

Kellermann, A., and Weinick, R.  Emergency Departments, Medicaid Costs, and Access to Primary Care - Understanding the Link.  New England Journal of Medicine.  366:2141-2143, June 7, 2012.

Cost and Access Challenges:  A Comparison of Experiences Between Uninsured and Privately Insured Adults Aged 55 to 64 with Seniors on Medicare.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, June 4, 2012.

Use of Health Care Services and Access Issues by Type of Health Plan: Findings from the EBRI/MGA Consumer Engagement in Health Care Survey. Notes [Employee Benefit Research Institute] 33(6):2-8, June 2012.

Oral Health and Low-Income Nonelderly Adults:  A Review of Coverage and Access.  Washington:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, June 2012.

Antwi, Y., Moriya, A., and Simon, K.    Effects of Federal Policy to Insure Young Adults:  Evidence from the 2010 Affordable Care Act Dependent Coverage Mandate.  Cambridge, MA:  National Bureau of Economic Research, June 2012.

Beamesderfer, A., and others.  State Coverage of Preventive Services for Women under Medicaid: Findings from a State-Level Survey.  Kaiser Family Foundation, Women’s Issue Brief, June 2012.

Buettgens, M., Nichols, A., and Dorn, S.  Churning under the ACA and state policy options for mitigation.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, June 2012.

Health security watch – Kaiser public opinion [on problems with medical costs/access]. Kaiser Family Foundation, June 2012.

AHA Committee on Research.  Caring for vulnerable populations.  Trustee.  65(6):17-20, June 2012.

Atherly, A., and others.  The effect of HIFA waiver expansions on uninsurance rates in adult populations.  Health Services Research;47(3, Part I):939-962, June 2012.

Cook, B.L., McGuire, T.G., and Zaslavsky, A.M.  Measuring racial/ethnic disparities in health care: methods and practical issues.  Health Services Research;47(3, Part II):1232-1254, June 2012.

Holmes, G.M., Freburger, J.K., and Ku, L-J, E.  Decomposing racial and ethnic disparities in the use of postacute rehabilitation care.  Health Services Research;47(3, Part I):1158-1178, June 2012.

Sabik, L.M.  The effect of community uninsurance rates on access to health care.  Health Services Research;47(3, Part I):897-918, June 2012.

White, C.  A comparison of two approaches to increasing access to care: expanding coverage versus increasing physician fees.  Health Services Research;47(3, Part I):963-983, June 2012.

Kliff, S.  Study:  One in 10 veterans lack health insurance.  Washington Post.  May 28, 2012.

Gabel, J., and others.  More than half of individual health plans offer coverage that falls short of what can be sold through exchanges as of 2014.  Health Affairs.  May 22, 2012.

McKinney, M.  Extreme disparities: access to care, health literacy blamed for gaps.  Modern Healthcare;42(21):17, May 21, 2012.

Goldsmith, J.  Barking up the wrong tree:  Affordability, not cost growth, is the policy challenge. Health Affairs.  May 7, 2012.

Enrollment-Driven Expenditure Growth:  Medicaid Spending during the Economic Downturn, FFY2007-2010.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, May 4, 2012.

Yee, T., and others.  Cost and Access Challenges: A Comparison of Experiences Between Uninsured and Privately Insured Adults Aged 55 to 64 with Seniors on Medicare.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Foundation.  May 2012.

Kenney, G., and others.  Virtually  Every State Experienced Deteriorating Access to Care for Adults over the Past Decade.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, May 2012.

Kenney, G., and others.  A Decade Of Health Care Access Declines For Adults Holds Implications For Changes In The Affordable Care Act.  Health Affairs. 31(5):899-908, May 2012.

Haley, J., and Kenney, G.  Uninsured Veterans and Family Members.  Urban Institute, May 2012.

Sommers, B., and others.  Reasons For The Wide Variation In Medicaid Participation Rates Among States Hold Lessons For Coverage Expansion In 2014.  Health Affairs.  31(5):909-919, May 2012.

Clemans-Cope, L., and others.  The Affordable Care Act's Coverage Expansions Will Reduce Differences In Uninsurance Rates By Race And Ethnicity.  Health Affairs. 31(5):920-930, May 2012.

Insurance-coverage gaps for 48 million Americans in 2011 - study.  Wall Street Journal.  Apr. 19, 2012.

Bradley, P.  Predictive analytics can support the ACO model.  HFM. Healthcare Financial Management;66(4):102-106, Apr. 2012.

Employment-based health benefits:  Trends in access and coverage, 1997-2010.  EBRI Issue Brief #370.  Apr. 2012.

McArdle, F., and others.  How Does the Benefit Value of Medicare Compare to the Benefit Value of Typical Large Employer Plans?  A 2012 Update.  Menlo Park, CA:  Kaiser Family Foundation, Apr. 2012.

Alonso-Zaldivar, R.  The next health care overhaul?  Look to employers.  Associated Press.  Apr. 2012.

Kirby, J., and Berdahl, T.  Indicators of Health Care Quality by Income and Insurance Status among Individuals with a Usual Source of Care, 2009.  Washington:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Apr.2012.

Bradley, C.J., and others.  Surgery wait times and specialty services for insured and uninsured breast cancer patients: does hospital safety net status matter?  Health Services Research;47(2):677-697, Apr. 2012.

Bustamante, A.V., and Chen, J.  Health expenditure dynamics and years of U.S. residence: analyzing spending disparities among Latinos by citizenship/nativity status.  Health Services Research;47(2):794-818, Apr. 2012.

Lee, J.C., Hasnain-Wynia, R., and Lau, D.T.  Delay in seeing a doctor due to cost: disparity between older adults with and without disabilities in the United States.  Health Services Research;47(2):698-720, Apr. 2012.

Young, R., and DeVoe, J.  Who willhave health insurance in thefuture? An updated projection.  Annals of Family Medicine.  Annals of Family Medicine.  10(2):156-162, Mar./Apr. 2012.           

Marshall, L., and others.  Safety net hospital performance on national quality of care process measures.  Journal for Healthcare Quality;34(2):21-31, Mar./Apr. 2012.

Leach, L.S., and others.  Improving patient safety to reduce preventable deaths:  The case of a California safety net hospital.  Journal for Healthcare Quality;34(2):64-76, Mar./Apr. 2012.

Cohen, R., and others.  Financial Burden of Medical Care:  Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January- June 2011.  Atlanta, GA:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mar. 20, 2012.

McKinney, M.  For better or worse: report, where you live affects the type of healthcare you’re going to get.  Modern Healthcare;42(12):6-7, Mar. 19, 2012.

Kliff, S. By 2037, Health Insurance Will Swallow Your Entire Paycheck
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Evans, M.  Medical strain: CDC report, bills present hardship to families with and without insurance.  Modern Healthcare;42(11):8-9, Mar. 12, 2012.  

Kenney, G., and Coyer, C.,  National Findings on Access to Health Care and Services Use for Children Enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP.  Washington, DC:  Urban Institute.  March, 2012.                                               

Cohen, R., and others.  Financial Burden of Medical Care: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, Jan-June 2011.  Atlanta, GA:  Centers for Disease Control, Mar. 2012.       

Hutson, M.A., and others.  Metropolitan fragmentation and health disparities: is there a link?  The Milbank Quarterly;90(1):187-207, Mar. 2012.

Health Wanted.  Bethesda, MD:  National Association of Community Health Centers, Mar. 2012.

Kehoe, B.  Affordable care ruling awaits.  H&HN. Hospitals & Health Networks;86(3):28-29, Mar. 2012.

The Denver Health Revenue Cycle Value Stream Committee.  Safety net Denver Health System improves revenue cycle performance.  Revenue Cycle Strategist;9(2):1-4, Mar. 2012.

McKinney, M.  Disparity clarity.  Modern Healthcare;42(9):26-28, Feb. 27, 2012.

Creech, C.J., Kornblau, B., and Strugar-Fritsch, D.  A model plan for the uninsured: delivering quality and affordability in a limited benefit managed care safety net program in Flint, Michigan.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved;23(1):339-346, Feb. 2012.

Emerson, J.S., and others.  TennCare disenrollment and avoidable hospital visits in Davidson County, Tennessee.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved;23(1):425-445, Feb. 2012.

Leither, M.D., and Ontrop, N.D.  Improving diabetes care in the uninsured: the success of the Access to Care program in Cook County, Illinois.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved;23(1):460-473, Feb. 2012.

Utz, R.L., Reither, E.N., and Waitzman, N.  Prenatal care, childhood obesity, and ethnic health disparities: analyses from a unique population database.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved;23(1):302-320, Feb. 2012.

Weissman, J.S., and others.  Pay-for-performance programs to reduce racial/ethnic disparities: what might different designs achieve?  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved;23(1):144-160, Feb. 2012. 

Bazzoli, G.J., and others.  The effects of safety net hospital closures and conversions on patient travel distance to hospital services.  Health Services Research;47(1, Part 1):129-130, Feb. 2012.

Shen, Y.C., and Hsia, R.Y.  Does decreased access to emergency departments affect patient outcomes? Analysis of acute myocardial infarction population 1996-2005.  Health Services Research;47(1, Part 1):188-210, Feb. 2012.

Spatz, E.S., and others.  Expanding the safety net of specialty care for the uninsured: a case study.  Health Services Research;47(1, Part 2):344-362, Feb. 2012.

Kullgren, J.T., and others.  Nonfinancial barriers and access to care for U.S. adults.  Health Services Research;47(1, Part 2):462-485, Feb. 2012.

Public Insurance Programs and Children with Special Health Care Needs, A Tutorial on the Basics of Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.  National Academy for State Health Policy, Feb. 2012.

Smolka, G., Multack, M., and Figueiredo, C.  Health Insurance Coverage for 50- to 64-Year-Olds.  Washington:  AARP Public Policy Institute, Feb. 2012.

Emanuel, E.  The end of health insurance companies.  New York Times.  Jan. 30, 2012.

Blavin, F., Buettgens, M., and Roth, J. State Progress Toward Health Reform Implementation. Urban Institute, Jan. 22, 2012.

Driscoll, A., and Bernstein, A.  Health and Access to Care Among Employed and Unemployed Adults:  United States, 2009-2010.  Atlanta, GA:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jan. 2012.

Cohen, R., and others.  Medicare Advantage chronic special needs plan boosted primary care, reduced hospital use among diabetes patients.  Health Affairs;31(1):110-119, Jan. 2012.

Garfield, R.L., and Demico, A.  Medicaid expansion under health reform may increase service use and improve access for low-income adults with diabetes.  Health Affairs;31(1):159-167, Jan. 2012.

Peek, M.E., and others.  Early lessons from an initiative on Chicago’s south side to reduce disparities in diabetes care and outcomes.  Health Affairs;31(1):177-186, Jan. 2012.

The impact of PPACA on employment-based health coverage of adult children age 26. 33(1):1-16, Jan. 2012.

Poll:  Many Sick Americans Experience Significant Financial Problems and Report their Care is not Well-Managed.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012.

Skin in the Game:  How Consumer-Directed Plans Affect the Cost and Use of Health Care.  Santa Monica,CA:  Rand Coporation, 2012.


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