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Updated on November 10, 2016

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Vistnes, J., and others.  Results from the 2014 MEPS-IC [Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Insurance Component] Private-Sector National Tables.  MEPS [Medical Expenditure Panel Survey] Statistical Brief # 477, July 2017.  Retrieved from:  http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st477/stat477.pdf

Rovner, J., and Ying, F.  (2016, Oct. 31).  Sounds like a good idea?  high-risk pools Kaiser Health News.  Retireved from:  http://khn.org/news/sounds-like-a-good-idea-high-risk-pools/

Collins, S., and others.  (2016, Oct. 26).  The Slowdown in Employer Insurance Cost Growth:  Why Many Workers Still Feel the Pinch.  New York City:  Commonwealth Fund.  Retrieved from:  http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2016/oct/slowdown-in-employer-insurance-cost-growth

Andrews, A.  (2016, Oct. 25).  For seniors, teeth need care - but insurance coverage is rare.  Kaiser Health News.  Retrieved from:  http://khn.org/news/for-seniors-teeth-need-care-but-insurance-coverage-is-rare/

(2016, Oct. 24).  Health Plan Choice and Premiums in the 2017 Health Insurance Marketplace.  Washington:  Department of Health and Human Services.  Retrieved from:  https://aspe.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/212721/2017MarketplaceLandscapeBrief25.pdf

(2016, Oct. 19).  First Half of 2016 Effectuated Enrollment Snapshot [ACA Health Exchange Marketplace].  Retrieved from:  https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2016-Fact-sheets-items/2016-10-19.html

Johnson, S.  (2016, Oct. 8).  Payment headaches hinder progress on mental health access.  Modern Healthcare.  Retrieved from:  https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj80sSKz9PPAhWJ2R4KHe0NC6sQFgggMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.modernhealthcare.com%2Farticle%2F20161008%2FMAGAZINE%2F310089981&usg=AFQjCNFju7L1BR3iCqHBS1w4SpIpX2tzPg&sig2=Ql1jMmiDjls8GhNXRa4UNA

Marken, S. (2016, Oct. 7).  U.S. uninsured rate at new low of 10.9% in third quarter.  Gallup.  Retrieved from:  http://www.gallup.com/poll/196193/uninsured-rate-new-low-third-quarter.aspx

Abraham, J., Royalty, A., and Drake, C.  (2016, Oct.).  Employer-sponsored insurance offers:  Largely stable in 2014 following ACA implementation.  Health Affairs.  Retrieved from:  http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/early/2016/10/17/hlthaff.2016.0631

Ferowich, G.  (2016, Sept. 16).  Studies shed light on link between insurance status, death risk.  FierceHealthcare.  Retrieved from:  http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/uninsured-medicaid-status-linked-to-higher-incidence-death

Claxton, G., and Levitt, L. (2016, Sept. 14).  Diminishing Offer and Coverage Rates Among Private Sector Employees.  Oakland, CA:  Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief.  http://kff.org/private-insurance/issue-brief/diminishing-offer-and-coverage-rates-among-private-sector-employees

Weissman, J. (2016, Sept. 13).  Medical Expenses Still Drive an Outrageous Number of Americans Into Poverty. Slate.com Moneybox.  Retrieved from:  http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2016/09/13/medical_expenses_still_drive_more_than_11_million_americans_into_poverty.html

(2016, Sept. 12).  Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Chicago:  U.S. Government Accountability Office. Retrieved from:  http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-16-761

Sweeney, E.  (2016, Sept. 7).  Uninsured rate hits an all-time low despite slower decline.  FierceHealthcare.  Retrieved from:  http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/uninsured-rate-hits-all-time-amid-slower-declines

Bernardo, R.  (2016, Sept. 6).  2016's States with the Best & Worst Health Care.  Washington:  Wallethub.  Retrieved from:  https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-best-health-care/23457/

Glied, S., Solís-Román, C., and Parikh, S.  (2016, Sept.).  How the ACA’s Health Insurance Expansions Have Affected Out-of-Pocket Cost-Sharing and Spending on Premiums. New York City:  The Commonwealth Fund.  Retrieved from:  http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2016/sep/aca-expansions-and-out-of-pocket-spending

Cohen, R., Martinez, M., and Zammitti, E.  (2016, Sept.).  Health Insurance Coverage:  Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January-March 2016.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Retrieved from:  https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201609.pdf

(2016, Sept.).  Consumer-Driven Health Plans:  A Cost and Utilization AnalysisIssue Brief #12.  Washington:  HCCI Health Care Cost Institute.  Retrieved from:  http://www.healthcostinstitute.org/files/CDHP%20Issue%20Brief_final.pdf

Collins, S., Gunja, M., and others.  (2016, Aug. 18).  Who Are the Remaining Uninsured and Why Haven't They Signed Up for Coverage?  New York City:  Commonwealth Fund.  Retrieved from:  http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2016/aug/who-are-the-remaining-uninsured

Fronstin, P., and Roebuck, M.  (2016, Aug.).  The Impact of an HSA-Eligible Health Plan on Health Care Services Use and Spending by Worker Income.  EBRI Issue Brief (Employee Benefit Research Institute).  Retrieved from:  https://www.ebri.org/pdf/briefspdf/EBRI_IB_425.Aug16.HSAs.pdf

Dembosky, A.  (2016, July 21).  Frustrated you can't find a therapist?  They're frustrated, too.  Kaiser Health News.  Retrieved from:  http://khn.org/news/frustrated-you-cant-find-a-therapist-theyre-frustrated-too

Sommers, B.  (2016, July 21).  Obamacare's skyrocketing premiums?  Why the sky isn't falling.  New England Journal of Medicine.  375:201-203.  Retrieved from:  http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1605913

Adler, L., and Ginsburg, P.  (2016, July 21).  Obamacare premiums are lower than you think.  HealthAffairs Blog.  Retrieved from:  http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2016/07/21/obamacare-premiums-are-lower-than-you-think/

Dembosky, A.  (2016, July 15).  Psychotherapists gravitate toward those who can pay.  Kaiser Health News.  Retrieved from:  http://khn.org/news/psychotherapists-gravitate-toward-those-who-can-pay/

Budryk, Z.  (2016, July 14).  Freestanding ERs may freeze out poor, minorities.  FierceHealthcare.  Retrieved from:  http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/freestanding-ers-may-freeze-out-poor-minorities

Kodjak, A.  (2016, July 12).  HHS report says Obamacare plans are cheaper than they look. Shots.  Retrieved from:  http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/07/12/485695941/hhs-report-says-obamacare-plans-are-cheaper-than-they-look

(2016, July 12).  Data brief:  2016 median marketplace deductible $850, with seven health services covered before the deductible on average.  CMS.gov.  Retrieved from: https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2016-Fact-sheets-items/2016-07-12.html

Owens, C.  (2016, July 6).  Report:  ACA Enrollees Are Less Healthy, Uninsured Are Healthier.  Morning Consult.  Retrieve from:  https://morningconsult.com/2016/07/06/report-aca-enrollees-less-healthy-uninsured-healthier

Haeder, S., Weimer, D., and Mukamel, D.  (2016, July).  Secret shoppers find access to providers and network accuracy lacking for those in marketplace and commercial plans.  Health Affairs.  35(7):1160-1166.  Retrieved from:  http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/35/7/1160.abstract

Buettgens, M. and Kenney, G.  (2016, July).  What if More States Expanded Medicaid in 2017?  Changes in Eligibility, Enrollment, and the Uninsured.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Retrieved from:  http://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/issue_briefs/2016/rwjf430492

Jacobs, P., Duchovny, N., and Lipton, B. (2016, July).  Changes in health status and care use after ACA expansions among the insured and uninsured.  Health Affairs.  35(7):1184-1188.  Retrieved from:  http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/35/7/1184.abstract

Wishner, J., and others.  (2016, July).  A Look at Rural Hospital Closures and Implications for Access to Care:  Three Case Studies.  Oakland, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Retrived from:  http://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/alfresco/publication-pdfs/2000857-brief-a-look-at-rural-hospital-closures-and-implications-for-access-to-care.pdf

Giovannelli, J., and Curran, E.  (2016, July).  Factors Affecting Health Insurance Enrollment Through the State Marketplaces:  Observations on the ACA's Third Open Enrollment Period.  New York City:  Commonwealth Fund.  Retrieved from:  http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/files/publications/issue-brief/2016/jul/1887_giovannelli_factors_affecting_enrollment_rb_v3.pdf

Miller, F., and others. Results from the 2015 MEPS-IC Private-Sector National Tables [trends in employer-sponsored health insurance before and after ACA]. MEPS [Medical Expenditure Panel Survey] Statistical Brief, No. 492, July 2016.  Retrieved from:  https://meps.ahrq.gov/data_files/publications/st492/stat492.pdf

Ryan, J., and others.  (2016, June 1).  Connecting the Justice-Involved Population to Medicaid Coverage and Care:  Findings from Three States.  Oakland, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Retrieved from:  http://kff.org/report-section/connecting-the-justice-involved-population-to-medicaid-coverage-and-care-issue-brief/

(2016, June 20).  Scope of practice:  How can we expand access to care?  POLITICO.  Retrieved from:  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/scope-of-practice-health-care-224571

Sullivan, P.  (2016, June 20).  Survey:  Fewer Having Problems Affording Healthcare.  Washington:  The Hill.  Retrieved from:  http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/284113-survey-finds-drop-in-problems-affording-healthcare

(2016, June 20).  Impacts of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansion on Insurance Coverage and Access to Care.  Washington:  Department of Health and Human Services.  Retrieved from:  https://aspe.hhs.gov/pdf-report/impacts-affordable-care-acts-medicaid-expansion-insurance-coverage-and-access-care

Avery, K. and others.  Impact of the Affordable Care Act Coverage Expansion on Rural and Urban Populations. ASPE Issue Brief.  (Office of The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, US Dept. of Health and Human Services), June 10, 2016. https://aspe.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/204986/ACARuralbrief.pdf

Tennant, R.  (2016, June 1).  Understanding patient access rights and practice responsibilities.  Executive View Magazine.  Retrieved from:  http://www.mgma.com/practice-resources/mgma-connection-plus/executive-view/2016/june-2016/understanding-patient-access-rights-and-practice-responsibilities

Khazan, O.  (2016, June 1).  Not white, not rich, and seeking therapy.  The Atlantic.  Retrieved from:  http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/06/the-struggle-of-seeking-therapy-while-poor/484970

Karpman, M., and others.  (2016, June).  Uninsurance Among Parents, 1997-2014.  Washington:  Urban Institute.  Retrieved from:  http://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/alfresco/publication-pdfs/2000822-Uninsurance-among-Parents-1997-2014-long-term-trends-and-recent-patterns.pdf

(2016, June). Gates, J., and others.  How Are Custodial Fathers Faring Under the Affordable Care Act?  Washington:  Urban Institute.  Retrieved from:  http://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/alfresco/publication-pdfs/2000831-How-Are-Custodial-Fathers-Faring-under-the-Affordable-Care-Act-evidence-through-2014.pdf

Karpman, M., and others.  (2016, June).  Uninsurance Among Parents of Young Children, 1997-2014 Washington:  Urban Institute.  Retrieved from:  http://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/alfresco/publication-pdfs/2000823-Uninsurance-amoung-Parents-of-Young-Chilren-1997-2014-Long-Term-Trends-and-Recent-Patterns.pdf

Vistnes, J., Lipton, B., and Miller, E.  (2016, June).  Uninsurance and Insurance Transitions Before and After 2014:  Estimates for U.S., Non-Elderly Adults by Health Status, Presence of Chronic Conditions and State Medicaid Expansion Status Statistical Brief #490.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Retrieved from: https://meps.ahrq.gov/data_files/publications/st490/stat490.pdf

(2016, June).  Uncovering Coverage Gaps:  A Review of Addiction Benefits in ACA Plans.  New York:  The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.  Retrieved from:  http://www.centeronaddiction.org/addiction-research/reports/uncovering-coverage-gaps-review-of-addiction-benefits-in-aca-plans

Feinstein, K.  (2016, May 31).   We're Failing Adolescents And Families Coping With Behavioral Health Issues.  Health Affairs Blog.  Retrieved from:  http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2016/05/31/were-failing-adolescents-and-families-coping-with-behavioral-health-issues

Neuman, T., and Damico, A.  (2016, May 5).  Fading Fast:  Fewer Seniors Have Retiree Health Insurance.  Oakland, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Retrieved from:  http://kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/fading-fast-fewer-seniors-have-retiree-health-insurance

Kenney, G., and others.  (2016, May).  Children's Coverage Climb Continues:  Uninsurance and Medicaid/CHIP Eligibility and Participation Under the ACA.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Retrieved from:  http://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/alfresco/publication-pdfs/2000787-Childrens-Coverage-Climb-Continues-Uninsurance-and-Medicaid-CHIP-Eligibility-and-Participation-Under-the-ACA.pdf

Cohen, R., and Zammitti, E.  (2016, May).  Access to Care Among Adults Aged 18-64 With Serious Psychological Distress:  Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2012-September 2015.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Retrieved from:  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/er_spd_access_2015_f_auer.pdf

Karpman, M. and others.  (2016, May).  How Are Moms Faring Under the Affordable Care Act?  Washington:  Urban Institute.  Retrieved from:  http://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/alfresco/publication-pdfs/2000771-How-Are-Moms-Faring-under-the-Affordable-Care-Act-Evidence-through-2014.pdf

Favreault, M., and others.  (2016, May).  Can catastrophic insurance improve financing for long-term services and supports?  Washington:  Urban Institute.  Retrieved from:  http://www.thescanfoundation.org/sites/default/files/ltss_catastrophic_insurance_brief_final.pdf

Black, L., and Schiller, J.  (2016, May).  State Variation in Health Care Service Utilization:  United States, 2014.  Atlanta, GA:  Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  Retrieved from:  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db245.htm

Karpman, M., and others.  (2016, May).  Taking Stock:  Health Insurance Coverage under the ACA as of March 2016.  Washington:  Urban Institute.  Retrieved from:  http://hrms.urban.org/briefs/health-insurance-coverage-ACA-March-2016.pdf

Kenney, G., Haley, J., and others.  (2016, May).  Children's Coverage Climb Continues:  Uninsurance and Medicaid/CHIP Eligibility and Participation Under the ACA.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Retrieved from:  http://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/alfresco/publication-pdfs/2000787-Childrens-Coverage-Climb-Continues-Uninsurance-and-Medicaid-CHIP-Eligibility-and-Participation-Under-the-ACA.pdf

(2016, May).  Americans' Experiences with ACA Marketplace and Medicaid Coverage: Access to Care and Satisfaction; Findings from the Commonwealth Fund Affordable Care Act Tracking Survey, February–April 2016.  New York City:  Commonwealth Fund.  Retrieved from:  http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2016/may/aca-tracking-survey-access-to-care-and-satisfaction

Cohen, R., and Zammitti, E.  (2016, May).  Access to Care Among Adults Aged 18-64 With Serious Psychological Distress:  Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2012-September 2015.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Retrieved from:  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/er_spd_access_2015_f_auer.pdf

Cohen, R., Martinez, M., and others.  (2016, May).  Health Insurance Coverage:  Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2015.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Retrieved from:  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201605.pdf

Butcher, L.  (2016, May 12).  When patients decline to buy exchange coverage.  Healthcare Financial Management Association.  Retrieved from:  http://www.hfma.org/Content.aspx?id=48053&utm_source=Real%20Magnet&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=102617798

Holahan, J., Karpman, M., and Zuckerman, S.  (2016, Apr. 21).  Health Care Access and Affordability among Low-and Moderate-Income Insured and Uninsured Adults under the Affordable Care Act.  Chicago:  Urban Institute.  Retrieved from:  http://hrms.urban.org/briefs/health-care-access-affordability-low-moderate-income-insured-uninsured-adults-under-ACA.html

Ehrenfreund, M.  (2016, Apr. 20).  The big way Obamacare helps the poor isn't really about their health.  Washington Post.  Retrieved from:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/04/20/the-big-way-obamacare-helps-the-poor-isnt-really-about-their-health

Sanger-Katz, M.  (2016, Apr. 20).  Obamacare seems to be reducing people's medical debt.  New York Times.  Retrieved from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/21/upshot/obamacare-seems-to-be-reducing-peoples-medical-debt.html

Wherry, L., and Miller, S.  (2016, Apr. 19).  Early coverage, access, utilization, and health effects associated with the affordable care act Medicaid.  Annal of Internal Medicine.  164(8).  Retrieved from:  http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2513980

Bajaj, V.  (2016, Apr. 18).  Obamacare's striking effect on America's least fortunate.  New York Times.  Retrieved from:  http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/04/18/obamacares-striking-effect-on-americas-least-fortunate/

Claxton, G., Levitt, L., and Long, M.  (2016, Apr. 12).  Payments for cost sharing increasing rapidly over time.  Oakland, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Retrieved from:  http://www.healthsystemtracker.org/insight/payments-for-cost-sharing-increasing-rapidly-over-time/

Schuman, J.  (2016, Apr. 9).  When the Cost of Care Triggers A Medical Deportation.  Shots.  Retrieved from:  http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/04/09/473358504/when-the-cost-of-care-triggers-a-medical-deportation

Marken, S.  (2016, Apr. 7).  U.S. Unisured Rate at 11.0%, Lowest in Eight-Year Trend.  Washington:  Gallup.  Retrieved from:  http://www.gallup.com/poll/190484/uninsured-rate-lowest-eight-year-trend.aspx

Abelson, R.  (2016, Apr. 4).  Despite fears,affordable care act has not uprooted employer coverage.  New York Times.  Retrieved from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/05/business/employers-keep-health-insurance-despite-affordable-care-act.html

Blakemore, E.  (2016, Apr. 4).  Study finds surprising reason why more black, Latino children aren't insured.  Washington Post. Retrieved from:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/04/04/study-finds-surprising-reason-why-more-black-latino-children-arent-insured

Berk, M., and Fang, Z.  (2016, Apr.).  Young adult insurance coverage and out-of-pocket spending:  Long-term patterns.  Health Affairs.  35(4):734-738.  Retrieved from:  http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/35/4/734

Courtemanche, C., Marton, J., Ukert, M., and others.  (2016, Apr.).  Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage in Medicaid Expansion and Non-Expansion States.  Cambridge, MA:  National Bureau of Economic Research.  Retrieved from:  http://www.nber.org/papers/w22182

Hu, L., Kaestner, R., Mazumder, B., and others.  (2016, Apr.).  The Effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansions on Financial Well-Being.  Cambridge, MA:  National Bureau of Economic Research.  Retrieved from:  http://nber.org/papers/w22170

Hiltzik, M.  (2016, Mar. 31).  New Obamacare suprise:  New customers look just like average Americans [UPDATED].  Los Angeles Times.  Retrieved from:  http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-bcbs-report-20160330-snap-htmlstory.html

Jost, T.  (2016, Mar. 25).  In annual baseline budget projections, CBO decreases marketplace enrollment estimates.  Health Affairs Blog.  Retrieved from:  http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2016/03/25/in-annual-baseline-budget-projections-cbo-decreases-marketplace-enrollment-estimates/

Galewitz, P.  (2016, Mar. 24).  In conservative Indiana, Medicaid expansion makes poorest pay.  Kaiser Health News.  Retrieved from:  http://khn.org/news/in-conservative-indiana-medicaid-expansion-makes-poorest-pay/

(2016, Mar. 11).  Plan Selections by Zip Code and County in the Health Insurance Marketplace:  March 2016.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  Retrieved from:  https://aspe.hhs.gov/basic-report/plan-selections-zip-code-and-county-health-insurance-marketplace-march-2016

(2016, Mar. 11).  Health Insurance Marketplaces 2016 Open Enrollment Period:  Final Enrollment Report.  Washington:  Department of Health and Human Services.  Retrieved from:  https://aspe.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/187866/Finalenrollment2016.pdf

Undocumented Patients: Undocumented Immigrants & Access to Health Care. Hastings Center, accessed Mar. 4, 2016 at http://www.undocumentedpatients.org/

Uberoi, N., Finegold, K., and Gee, E.  (2016, Mar. 3).  Health Insurance Coverage and the Affordable Care Act, 2010-2016.   Washington:  Department of Health and Human Services.  Retrieved from:  https://aspe.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/187551/ACA2010-2016.pdf

(2016, Mar. 3).  20 Million People Have Gained Health Insurance Coverage Because of the Affordable Care Act, New Estimates Show.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Retrieved from:  http://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2016/03/03/20-million-people-have-gained-health-insurance-coverage-because-affordable-care-act-new-estimates#

(2016, Mar).  Blumberg, L., and others.  Who Are the Remaining Uninsured, and What Do Their Characteristics Tell Us About How to Research Them?  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Retrieved from:  http://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/alfresco/publication-pdfs/2000691-Who-Are-The-Remaining-Uninsured-And-What-Do-Their-Characteristics-Tell-Us-About_How-To_Reach_Them.pdf

(2016, Mar.).  Views on Employment-based Health Benefits:  Findings from the 2015 Health and Voluntary Workplace Benefits Survey.  Washington:  Employee Benefit Research Institute.  Retrieved from:  https://www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=3334

(2016, Mar.).  Shortening the Road to Recovery:  Barriers and Opportunities to Improve Quality of Care for Major Depressive Disorder.  Washington:  Avalere.  Retrieved from:  http://go.avalere.com/acton/attachment/12909/f-02b1/1/-/-/-/-/ShorteningtheRoadtoRecovery_WhitePaper.pdf

Reschovsky, J., Contreary, K., and Smith, J.  (2016, Mar.).  Balancing Access and Costs:  Health Benefit Structures for Privately Insured People.  Washington:  Center for Studying Health System Change.  Retrieved from:  http://www.nihcr.org/index.php?download=15tlcfl58

Levitt, L., Claxton, G., Damico, A., and Cox, C.  (2016, Mar.).  Assessing ACA Marketplace Enrollment.  Oakland, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Retrieved from:  http://files.kff.org/attachment/issue-brief-assessing-aca-marketplace-enrollment

Blumberg, L., Karpman, M., Buettgens, M., and Solleveld, P.  (2016, Mar.).  Who Are the Remaining Unisured, and What Do Their Characteristics Tell Us About How to Reach Them?  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Retrieved from:  http://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/issue_briefs/2016/rwjf427898

(2016, Feb. 29).  Poll Finds Majority of Americans View Their Health Care Positively, While Many Still Report Problems with Costs, Quality and Access to Services.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Retrieved from:  http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/articles-and-news/2016/02/patient-perceptions-vary-across-seven-states.html

(2016, Feb. 11).  Source is Wall Street Journal Think Tank Blog.  Retrieved from:  http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/02/11/behind-the-challenges-to-universal-health-coverage/

The Associated Press.  (2016, Feb. 10).  Suprise insurance fees often follow medical emergencies.  New York Times.  Retrieved from:  http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/02/10/business/ap-us-on-the-money-surprise-medical-fees.html

(2016, Feb. 9).  Report:  Eight States Show Big Drops in Uninsured.  Kansas City Star.  Retieved from: http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article59262113.htm

Martinez, M., Cohen, R., and Zammitti, E.  (Feb. 2016).  Health Insurance Coverage:  Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January -September 2015.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Retrieved from:  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201602.pdf

(2016, Jan. 21).  Health Insurance Marketplaces 2016:  Average Premiums After Advance Premium Tax Credits in the 38 States Using the Healthcare.gov Eligibility and Enrollment Platform.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Retrieved from:  https://aspe.hhs.gov/pdf-report/health-insurance-marketplaces-2016-average-premiums-after-advance-premium-tax-credits-38-states-using-healthcaregov-eligibility-and-enrollment-platform

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