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Giovannelli, J., Lucia, K., and Corlette, S.  (2014, Dec. 29).  Implementing the affordable care act:  State approaches to premium rate reforms in the individual health insurance market.  New York:  Commonwealth Fund.  Retrieved from:

Rosenbaum, S.  (2014, Dec. 18).  Medicaid payments and access to care.  New England Journal of Medicine. 371:2345-2347.  Retrieved from:

Evans, M. (2014, Dec. 8). Charity-care dilemma: hospitals split on ending aid to uninsured who pass on Obamacare. Modern Healthcare, 44(49), 23-25. 

Bustamante, A.V., and Chen, J. (2014, Dec.). The Great Recession and health spending among uninsured U.S. immigrants: implications for the Affordable Care Act Implementation. HSR: Health Services Research, 49(6),1900-1924. 

Fried, B., Pintor, J.K., Graven, P., and Blewett, L.A. (2014, Dec.). Implementing federal health reform in the states: who is included and excluded and what are their characteristics? HSR: Health Services Research, 49(6, II), 2062-2085.

Smolka, G., and Dean, O., Caswell, K., Waidmann, T., and Weiss, A.  (2014, Dec.).  Monitoring the Impact of Health Reform on Americans 50-64:  Use of Insurance Marketplaces.  Washington:  Urban Institute.  Retrieved from:

Addicott, R., and Shortell, S.M. (2014, Oct.-Dec.). How accountable are accountable care organizations? Health Care Management Review, 39(4), 270-278. 

Evans, M., and Demko, P. (2014, Nov. 17). Enrollment push targets young and minorities, who may be tough to reach. Modern Healthcare, 44(46), 8-9.

Collins, S.  (2014, Nov. 13).  Too High a Price:  Out-of Pocket Health Care Costs in the United States.  New York:  Commonwealth Fund.  Retrieved from:

Cohen, G.  (2014, Nov. 13).  High quality, affordable care:  Making the case for smarter networks.  Health Affairs.  Retrived from:

Millman, J.  (2014, Nov. 12).  Who is still uninsured under Obamacare - and why.  Washington Post.  Retrieved from:

Demko, P. (2014, Nov. 10). Open enrollment holds key to reform’s fate.  Modern Healthcare, 44(45),13. 

Dickson, V. (2014, Nov. 10). GOP victories dim chances for Medicaid expansion. Modern Healthcare, 44(45), 12. 

Davis, K.  (2014, Nov.).  Statistical Brief #461:  Access to Health Care of Adult Men and Women, Ages 18-64, 2012.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  Retrieved from:

Perez, K. (2014, Nov.). Forecasting changes to Medicare ACO programs. HFM. Healthcare Financial Management, 68(11),156-157. 

Rollins, R.L. (2014, Nov.). Projecting the financial impact of healthcare reform. HFM. Healthcare Financial Management, 68(11), 100-108.

Marco, H.  (2014, Oct. 31).  For families with mixed immigration status, health insurance is a puzzle.  Kaiser Health News.  Retrieved from:

Andrews, M.  (2014, Oct. 31).  Lack of understanding about insurance could lead to poor choices.  Kaiser Health News

Finegold, K., and Gunja, M.  (2014, Oct. 31).  Survey Data on Health Insurance Coverage for 2013 and 2014.  Washington:  Department of Health and Human Services.  Retrieved from:

Humer, C.  (2014, Oct. 30).  Insurers Have Big Plans for 2015 Obamacare Enrollment.  New York:  Reuters.  Retrieved from:

O'Donnell, J.  (2014, Oct. 28).  Some doctors wary of taking insurance exchange patients.  USA Today.  Retrieved from:

Dickson, V. (2014, Oct. 27). Providers and plans target big push to boost Medicaid enrollment. Modern Healthcare, 44(43), 21-22, 24.

Cross-Call, J. State Medicaid Spending Growing Slower in Expansion States Than Others. Off the Charts blog, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Oct. 27, 2014. 

Andrews, M.  (2014, Oct. 21).  More plans setting spending limits for some medical services.  Kaiser Health News.  Retrieved from:

Luthra, S.  (2014, Oct. 16).  Even with insurance, language barriers could undermine Asian Americans' access to care.  Kaiser Health News.  Retrieved from:

Appleby, J.  (2014, Oct. 13).  Got insurance? You still may pay a steep price for prescriptions.  Kaiser Health News.  Retrieved from:

Dorn, S., Buettgens, M., and Dev, J.  (2014, Oct. 9). In StatesThat Don't Expand Medicaid, Who Gets New Coverage Assistance Under the ACA and Who Doesn't?  Washington:  Urban Institute.  Retrieved  from:

Cheney, C.  (2014, Oct. 9).  Rural primary care challenges extend beyond physician supply.  HealthLeaders Media.  Retrieved from:

(2014, Oct.).  The Children's Health Insurance Program.  Philadelphia, PA:  The PEW Charitable Trusts.  Retrieved from:

Giovannelli, J., Lucia, K., and Corlette, S.  (2014, Oct.).  Implementing the Affordable Care Act:  Revisiting the ACA's Essential Health Benefits Requirements.  New York:  Commonwealth Fund.  Retrieved from:

Dickson, V. (2014, Sept. 22). Medicaid cost-sharing could reduce enrollment, experts warn. Modern Healthcare, 44(38), 12.

Collins, S., and Rasmussen, P.  (2014, September 16).  New federal surveys show declines in number of uninsured Americans in early 2014.  Commonwealth Fund Blog.  Retrieved from

Demko, P. (2014, Sept. 15). Enrollment anxieties: Complex consumer choices pose challenges for outreach groups, plans and providers. Modern Healthcare, 44(37), 20, 22-23.

Kenney, G., and others. Health Reform Monitoring Survey: A First Look at Children's Health Insurance Coverage under the ACA in 2014. Washington:  Urban Institute, Health Policy Institute, Sept. 9, 2014.

Kenny, G., and others. Taking Stock: Health Insurance Coverage for Parents under the ACA in 2014. Urban Institute, Policy Briefs/Health Policy Briefs, Sept. 9, 2014. 

Dickson, V. (2014, Sept. 8). In Pa.’s wake, four more GOP-led states may expand Medicaid. Modern Healthcare. 44(36), 10. 

Gates, A., and others.  (2014, Sept. 5).  Health Coverage and Care for the Adult Criminal Justice-Involved Population.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Retrieved from:

(2014, Sept.).  Advancing Primary Care Delivery:  Practical, Proven, and Scalable Approaches.  Minnetonka, MN:  UnitedHealth Group Center.  Retrieved from:

Murrin, S.  (2014, September).  State Standards for Access to Care in Medicaid Managed Care.   Washington:  Department of Health and Human Services.  Retrieved from

Comparison of the Prevalence of Uninsured Persons From the National Health Interview Survey and the Current Population Survey, January–April 2014  NHIS Early Release, September 2014.

Health Insurance Coverage: Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January–March 2014  NHIS Early Release, September 2014.

Burns, J. (2014, Sept.). As mentally ill fall through net, insurers asked to take up slack. Managed Care, 23(9), 51-52. 

Jost, T. (2014, Sept.). How the expansion of healthcare coverage is playing out. Healthcare Financial Management, 68(9), 138, 140.

Hernandez-Boussard, T., Burns, C.S., and others. (2014, September). The Affordable Care Act reduces emergency department use by young adults: evidence from three states. Health Affairs. 33(9), 1648-1654.

Garrett, B., and Kaestner, R.  Little Evidence of the ACA Increasing Part-Time Work So Far.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Sept. 2014.

Andrews, M.  Beware of Higher Charges if you go to an Out-of-Network Emergency Room.  Kaiser Health News.  Aug. 29, 2014.

Sommers, B., Musco, T., Finegold, K., Gunja, M., Burke, A., and McDowell, A.  (2014, Aug. 28).  Health reform and changes in health insurance coverage in 2014.  New England Journal of Medicine.  371:867-874.  Retrieved from:

Commins, J.  States without Medicaid expansion search for alternatives.  HealthLeaders Media.  Aug. 27, 2014.

Madigan, N.  Affordable Care Act Exemptions Mean Millions Don't Have to Sign Up.  Kaiser Health News.  Aug. 26, 2014.

Alonso-Zaldivar, R.  Associated Press. Groups claim insurance discrimination in new forms. Yahoo Finance, Aug. 18, 2014.

Kutscher, B. (2014, August 18). Two Americas: hospitals see big differences between Medicaid expansion and nonexpansion states. Modern Healthcare, 44(33):20-22.

Howard, D.  Adverse effects of prohibiting narrow provider networks.  New England Journal of Medicine.  317:591-593, Aug. 14, 2014. 

Cohen, I., Lynch, H., and Curfman, G.  New England Journal of Medicine.  317:596-599, Aug. 14, 2014.

Carey, M.  More employers limit health plan networks but seek to preserve quality, says adviser.  Kaiser Health News.  Aug. 13, 2014.

Hancock, J.  16% of large employers plan to offer low-benefit 'skinny' plans despite ACA:  Survey.  Kaiser Health News.  Aug. 13, 2014.

MacKinney, A.  (2014, Aug.).  Access to Rural Health Care - A Literature Review and New Synthesis.  Iowa City, IA:  Rupri.  Retrieved from:

Abdus, S., Hudson, J., Hill, S.C., and Selden, T.M. (2014, Aug.). Children’s health insurance program premiums adversely affect enrollment, especially among lower-income children. Health Affairs, 33(8), 1353-1360. 

Busch, S.H., Golberstein, E., and Meara, E. (2014, Aug.). ACA dependent coverage provision reduced high out-of-pocket health care spending for young adults. Health Affairs, 33(8), 1361-1366. 

Gilman, M., Adams, E.K., Hockenberry, J.M., Wilson, I.B., Milstein, A.S., and Becker, E.R. (2014, Aug.). California safety-net hospitals likely to be penalized by ACA value, readmission, and meaningful-use programs. Health Affairs, 33(8), 1314-1322. 

Saloner, B., and Cook, B.L. (2014, Aug.). An ACA provision increased treatment for young adults with possible mental illnesses relative to comparison group. Health Affairs. 33(8), 1425-1434. 

Trudnak, T., Kelley, D., Zerzan, J., Griffith, K., Jiang, H.J., and Fairbrother, G.L. (2014, Aug.). Medicaid admissions and readmissions: Understanding the prevalence, payment, and most common diagnoses. Health Affairs, 33(8), 1337-1344. 

Carroll, W. The Uninsured in America, First Part of 2013: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population under Age 65. Statistical Brief #447. August 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

Gomez, S.L., Lichtensztajn, D., Parikh, P., and others. (2014, August). Hospital practices in the collection of patient race, ethnicity, and language data: a statewide survey, California, 2011.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 25(3),1384-1396. 

Shuman, A.G., Aliu, O., and others. (2014, August). Patching the safety net: establishing a free specialty care clinic in an academic medical center. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 25(3),1108-1120.

Yang, Z., Huang, C., and Phillips, V. (2014, August). Medicare eligibility age, health disparities, and Medicare reform. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  25(3),1379-1383.

Dorn, S., McGrath, M., and Holahan, J.  What is the Result of States Not Expanding Medicaid?  Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Aug. 2014.

Hiolahan, J., and Blumberg, L.  Marketplace Competition & Insurance Premiums in the First Year of the Affordable Care Act.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Aug. 2014.

Smolka, G., Figueiredo, C., and Komisar, H.  Fact Sheet 313.  Work and Health Insurance for 50-64-year olds.  Washington:  AARP Public Policy Institute, Aug. 2014.

State Employee Health Plan Spending.  Philadelphia, PA:  The Pew Charitable Trusts.  Aug. 2014.

Dorn,S., McGrath, M., and Holahan, J.  What Is the Result of States Not Expanding Medicaid?  Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Aug. 2014.

DiJulio, B., and others.  Where are California's Uninsured Now?  Wave 2 the Kaiser Foundation Longitudinal Panel Survey.  Washington Post.  July 30, 2014.

Sommers, B., and others.  Health reform and changes in health insurance coverage in 2014.  New England Journal of Medicine.  July 29, 2014.

Long, S., and others.  Taking Stock at Mid-Year:  Health Insurance Coverage Under the ACA as June 2014Washington: Urban Institute, July 29, 2014.

Greenbalt, J.  Complications with Insurance Coverage in Rural America.  HMP Communications, LLC.  July 22, 2014.

Uninsured Rate Down Sharply Following ACA Open EnrollmentNew York: Commonwealth Fund, July 21, 2014.

Sanger-Katz, M.  Newest health insurance customers are generally happy.  New York Times.  July 10, 2014.

Collins, S., Rasmussen, P., and Doty, M.  Gaining Ground:  American's Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care After the Affordable Care Act's First Open Enrollment Period.  New York: Commonwealth Fund, July 10, 2014.

Armour, S.  Some still lack coverage under health law.  The Wall Street Journal.  July 7, 2014.,d.aWw

Dickson, V.  Benefits unclear as states rush into Medicaid managed care.  Modern Healthcare.  44(27):20-22, July 7, 2014.

Cohen, I., and others.  When religious freedom clashes with access to care.  New England Journal of Medicine.  July 2, 2014.

Blumenthal, D., and Collins, S.  Health care coverage under the affordable care act - A progress report.  New England Journal of Medicine, July 2, 2014.

Swartz, K., and Graves, J.A.  Shifting the open enrollment period for ACA marketplaces could increase enrollment and improve plan choices.  Health Affairs.  33(7):1286-1293, July 2014.

Robeznieks, A.  Latest Oregon data show gains in cutting Medicaid costs.  Modern Healthcare.  June 26, 2014.,d.b2k&cad=rja

Clemans-Cope, L., and others. Increase in Medicaid under the ACA Reduces Uninsurance, According to Early Estimates; Health Reform Monitoring Survey. Urban Institute Health Policy Center, June 25, 2014.

New Kaiser Survey of People with Non-Group Insurance Finds Nearly Six in 10 People Enrolled in Marketplace Plans Were Previously Uninsured.  Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, June 19, 2014.

Hamel, L., and others.  Survey of Non-Group Health Insurance Enrollees.  Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, June 19, 2014. 

Carey-Agnes, M.  HHS releases new details about 2014 marketplace premiums, subsidies.  Kaiser Health News.  June 18, 2014.

Burke, A., Misra, A., and Sheingold, S.  Premium Affordability, Competition, and Choice in the Health Insurance Marketplace, 2014.  Washington:  Department of Health and Human Services, June 18, 2014. 

Stawicki, E.  Obamacare credited for big drop in Minnesota's Uninsured rate.  Kaiser Health News.  June 16, 2014.

Frank, R.G., and Epstein, A.M. (2014, June). Factors associated with high levels of spending for younger dually eligible beneficiaries with mental disorders. Health Affairs, 33(6), 1006-1013.

Neuhausen, K., Davis, A.C., Needleman, J., Brook, R.H., Zingmond, D., and Roby, D.H. (2014, June). Disproportionate-share hospital payment reductions may threaten the financial stability of safety-net hospitals. Health Affairs, 33(6), 988-996. 

Rosati, R.J., Russell, D., Peng, T., Brickner, C., Kurowski, D., Christopher, M.A., and Sheehan, K.M. (2014, June). Medicare home health payment reform may jeopardize access for clinically complex and socially vulnerable patients. Health Affairs, 33(6), 946-956.

Allen, H., Wright, B.J., and others.  The role of stigma in access to health care for the poor.  The Milbank Quarterly.  92(2):289-318, June 2014. 

Gu, Q, Koenig, L., and others.  The Medicare hospital readmissions reduction program: potential unintended consequences for hospitals serving vulnerable populations.  Health Services Research.  49(3):818-837, June 2014. 

Newhouse, J.P., and McGuire, T.G.  How successful is Medicare Advantage?  The Milbank Quarterly.  92(2):351-394, June 2014. 

Washington state initiative trims Medicaid budget, ED utilization without denying access.  ED Management.  26(6):61-72, June 2014.

Dubay, L., and others.  Measuring Medicaid/CHIP Enrollment Progress Under the Affordable Care Act.  Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, June 2014.

Health Coverage and Care in the South:  A Chartbook.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, June 2014.

Buettgens, M., and Dev, J.  The ACA and America's Cities:  Fewer Uninsured and More Federal DollarsWashington: Urban Institute, June 2014.

Cohen, R., and Martinez, M.  Health Insurance Coverage:  Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2013.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, June 2014.

Deciphering the Data:  Health Insurance Rates and Rate Review.  Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, June 2014.

Increasing Consumer Choice in Coverage and Care: Implications for Hospitals.  June 2014.

Blumenthal, D., and Squires, D.  Residents in the ACA's Non-Participating States Still Benefiting.  New York:  Commonwealth Fund, May 28, 2014.

Andrews, M.  States consider using Medicaid to pay college health plan premiums.  Kaiser Health News.  May 27, 2014.

Galewitz, P. Safety net hospitals already seeing more paying patients -and revenue.  Kaiser Health News.  May 27, 2014.

Pear, R.  I.R.S. bars employers from dumping workers into health exchanges.  New York Times.  May 25, 2014.

Goodnough, A.  Hospitals look to health law, cutting charity.  New York Times.  May 25, 2014.

Millman, J.  How are Obamacare enrollees using their new coverage?  Washington Post.  May 23, 2014.

Ostrom, C.  For Medicaid patients, access to primary-care may not be as advertised.  Kaiser Health News(KHN).  May 14, 2014.

Andrews, M.  Defining what 'defined contributions' mean for work-based health insurance.  Kaiser Health News.  (KHN).  May 13, 2014.

Drum, K.  Hospitals report big drop in uninsured admissions in blue states.  Mother Jones.  May 12, 2014.

Millman, J.  Hospitals see blue-red divide early into Obamacare’s coverage expansion. Washington Post Wonk Blog, May 12, 2014. 

Carey, M.  Castellani:  Health law's cost-sharing could limit patient access to prescription drugs.  Kaiser Health NewsThe KHN Blog. May 7, 2014

Choudhry, N.K., Bykov, K., Shrank, W.H., Toscano, M., Rawlins, W.S., Reisman, L., … Franklin, J.M. (2014, May). Eliminating medication disparities in cardiovascular care. Health Affairs, 33(5), 863-870. 

Coughlin, T.A., Holahan, J., Caswell, K., and McGrath, M . (2014, May). An estimated $84.9 billion in uncompensated care was provided in 2013: ACA payment cuts could challenge providers. Health Affairs, 33(5), 807-814. 

McGarry, B.E., Strawderman, R.L., and Li, Y. (2014, May). Lower Hispanic participation in Medicare Part D may reflect program barriers. Health Affairs, 33(5), 856-862. 

Pourat, N., Wallance, S.P., Hadler, M.W., and Ponce, N. (2014, May). Assessing health care services used by California’s undocumented immigrant population in 2010. Health Affairs, 33(5), 840-847. 

Saloner, B., Koyawala, N., and Kenney, G.M. (2014, May). Coverage for low-income immigrant children increased 24.5 percent in states that expanded CHIPRA eligibility. Health Affairs, 33(5), 832-839.

 Kangovi, S., Levy, K., and others.  Perspectives of older adults of low socioeconomic status on the post-hospital transition.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  25(2):757-756, May 2014. 

Mortensen, K.  Access to primary and specialty care and emergency department utilization of Medicaid enrollees needing specialty care.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  25(2):801-813, May 2014. 

Lkoro, C.A., Dhingra, S.S., and Li, C.  A triple play: psychological distress, physical comorbidities, and access and use of health services among U.S. adults with disabilities.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  25(2):814-836, May 2014.

Salganicoff, A., and other.  Women and Health Care in the Early Years of the Affordable Care Act.   Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, May 2014.

Corlette, S., and Volk, J.  Narrow Provider Networks in New Health Plans:  Balancing Affordability with Access to Quality Care.  Washington:  Urban Institute, May 2014.

Buettgens, M., Kenney, G., and Recht, H.  Eligibility for Assistance and Projected Changes in Coverage Under the ACA:  Variation Across States.  Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, May 2014.

Rhoades, J.  (2014, May).  Statistical Brief #438:  Spells of Uninsurance:  Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population under Age 65, 2012.   Washington:  U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  Retrieved from:

Allison, J.T., Fullerton, C., and Chabira, A.  Baylor Health Care System’s journey to provide equitable care.  Frontiers of Health Services Management.  30(3):2-15, Spring 2014. 

Betancourt, J.R.  In pursuit of high-value healthcare: the case for improving quality and achieving equity in a time of healthcare transformation.  Frontiers of Health Services Management. 30(3):16-31, Spring 2014. 

Keehan, C.  Ending healthcare disparities: an urgent priority and a growing possibility.  Frontiers of Health Services Management.  30(3):32-37, Spring 2014. 

LaVeist, T.  Expanding the evidence base for health equity.  Frontiers of Health Services Management.  30(3):38-42, Spring 2014. 

Siegel, B.  A historical perspective on disparities as context for our work ahead.  Frontiers of Health Services Management;30(3):43-46, Spring 2014. 

Cohen, S.  The influence of health care preferences on insurance enrollment and medical expenditure behaviors.  Journal of Economic and Social Measurement.  38(4):325-345, Apr. 24, 2014.

Newport, F.  Newly Insured in 2014 Represent About 4% of U.S. Adults.  Princeton, NJ:  Gallup, Apr. 16, 2014.

Census changes will make it hard to gauge health law's impact.  Kaiser Health News.  Apr. 16, 2014.

McArdle, F.  Retiree health benefits at the crossroads.  Washington Post.  Apr. 14, 2014

Gorman, A.  Barriers remain despite health law's push to expand access to substance abuse treatment.  Kaiser Health News.  Apr. 10, 2014.

Altman, D.  Those long lines to enroll in the ACA.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Apr. 8, 2014.

Aliferis, L.  Why some don't pay their Obamacare premium:  It's not what you think.  Kaiser Health News.  Apr. 2, 2014.

Sangji, N.F., and McDonald, K. (2014, April). Trauma and emergency care under the Affordable Care Act.  Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. 99(4), 20-27. 

CBO Updated Estimates of the Effects of the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act, April 2014.  Congressional Budget.  Apr. 2014.

Cohen, R., and Kirzinger, W.  Problems Paying Medical Bills:  Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January 2011-June 2013.  Atlanta, GA:  Centers for Disease Control.  Apr. 2014.

Fontenot, S.F. (2014, March-April). Affordable Care Act: lifting the curtain on health care costs. PEJ. Physician Executive.  40(2), 78-80, 82-83.

Goldberg, D., and others.  Association of distance from a transplant center with access to waitlist placement, receipt of liver transplantation, and survival among US veterans.  Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA).  311(12):1234-1243, Mar. 26, 2014.

What Americans pay for health insurance under the ACA.  Journal of American Medical Association.  31(11):1100, Mar. 19, 2014.

Bernstein J.  (2014, Mar. 19).  Some (lonely) facts about Obamacare and part-time work. On the Economy blog.  Retrieved from: 

Dickson, V. (2014, March 17). Oregon offers lessons in serving new Medicaid patients.  Modern Healthcare. 44(11), 14.

Ehley, B.  One third of uninsured won't sign up for Obamacare.  Fiscal Times.  Mar. 17, 2014.

Cheney, C.  Payers detail strategies that drive consumer satisfaction.  HealthLeaders Media.  March 13, 2014.

Galewitz, P.  Nearly 1 million more sign up for Obamacare plans in February.  Kaiser Health News.  Mar. 11, 2014.

Blavin, F., and others. Who Has Been Looking for Information in the ACA Marketplaces? Why? And How? Health Reform Monitoring Survey. Urban Institute Health Policy Center, Mar. 5, 2014.

Clemans-Cope, L., and Anderson, N.  How many nongroup policies were canceled?  Estimates from December 2013.  Health Affairs.  Mar. 3, 2014. 

Abraham, J.M.  How might the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansion provisions influence demand for medical care?  The Milbank Quarterly.  92(1):63-87, Mar. 2014.

Schoen, C., and others.  America's Underinsured.  A State-by-State Look at Health Insurance Affordability Prior to the New Coverage Expansions.  Washington:  Commonwealth Fund.  Mar. 2014. 

Raykar, N., Nagengast, E., and others. (2014, March). Medicaid expansion likely to affect the delivery of surgical care. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. 99(3),10-21.

Regenstein, M., and Rosenbaum, S.  What the Affordable Care Act means for people with jail stays.  Health Affairs.  33(3):448-454, Mar. 2014. 

Long, S., and Goin, D.  Large Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health Insurance Literacy Signal Need for Targeted Education and Outreach.  Washington:  Urban Institute, Feb. 26, 2014.

Jost, T.  Implementing health reform:  Medicaid asset rules and the affordable care act.  Health Affairs.  Feb. 24, 2014.

Health Care Access and Coverage for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community in the United States:  Opportunities and Challenges in a New Era.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Feb. 21, 2014.

Weaver, C.  Millions Trapped in Health-Law Coverage Gap.  The Wall Street Journal.  Feb. 18, 2014.,d.cWc&cad=rja

Doty, M., and Blumenthal, D.  Coverage Opportunities and Obstacles for Hispanics Under the ACA.  New York:  Commonwealth Fund, Feb. 13, 2014.

Appleby, J.  Even with subsidies, insurance can be out of reach.  Midwest Healthcare News.  Feb. 11, 2014.

Demko, P.  CBO lowers 2014 insurance enrollment estimate by 2 million, citing exchange rollout woes.  Modern Healthcare.  Feb. 4, 2014.

Clemans-Cope, L., and others.  Expectations for Health Care Quality.  Access, and Costs in 2014.  Washington:  Urban Institute, Feb. 4, 2014.

Most Potential Marketplace Shoppers Favor Narrower Networks With Lower Costs Over Broad Doctor and Hospital Networks, But the Reverse is True for the Public At Large, Kaiser Tracking Poll Finds. Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, Feb. 2014.

Brandon, W.P., and Carnes, K.  Federal health insurance reform and “exchanges”: recent history.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved;25(1):xxxii-lvii, Feb. 2014. 

Berry, L.L.  Team-based care at the Mayo Clinic: a model for ACOs.  Journal of Healthcare Management;59(1):9-13, Jan.-Feb. 2014.

Mahon, M., and Fox, B.  New Commonwealth Fund State-by-State Analysis:  Most States Taking Action to Implement Affordable Care Act's Insurance Reforms; Approaches Vary Widely.  New York:  Commonwealth Fund, Jan. 31, 2014.

Glied, S., and Solis-Roman, C.  Why Changing the Definition of Full-Time Work Under the ACA Will Put More Workers at Risk and Increase Federal Spending.  New York:  Commonwealth Fund, Jan 24, 2014.

Somashekhar, S.  Little-known aspect of Medicaid now causing people to avoid coverage.  Washington Post.  Jan. 23, 2014.

Viebeck, E.  Court Hands Victory to O-Care Navig.  Washington:  The Hill, Jan. 23, 2014.

Aaronson, B.  Texas imposes new rules on health insurance navigators.  Texas Tribune.  Jan. 22, 2014.

Blavin ,F, and Karpman, M. What Health Insurance Coverage Changes Are the Uninsured Anticipating for 2014? Health Reform Monitoring Survey. Urban Institute Health Policy Center, Jan. 21, 2014. 

O'Donnell, J., and Overberg, P.  Medical debt will persist despite health law.  USA Today.  Jan. 15, 2014.

Americans' Experiences in the Health Insurance Marketplaces:  Results from the First Three Months.  New York:  Commonwealth Fund, Jan. 9, 2014.

Health and Access to Care and Coverage for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals in the U.S.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Jan. 8, 2014.

Cohen, R., and Kirzinger, W. (2014, Jan.).   Financial Burden of Medical Care:  A Family Perspective. NCHS Data Brief No. 142.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Retrieved from:

Miller, J. and Glover, R. Strategies to Enroll Uninsured People with Mental Health Conditions under the Affordable Care Act. National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, Jan. 2014.

Holahan, J., Blumberg, L., and Buettgens, M.  Will Those With Cancelled Insurance Policies Be Better Off in ACA Marketplaces?  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Jan. 2014.

Medical Debt Among People With Health Insurance.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Jan. 2014.

America’s Emergency Care Environment, A State-by-State Report Card. American College of Emergency Physicians, Jan. 2014.

Where are the states today on Medicaid and CHIP eligibility levels for children and non-disabled adults as of January 1, 2014. Kaiser Family Foundation, Jan. 2014.

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