Scanning the Headlines: Access and Coverage

A bibliographic listing of recently published material related to access and coverage.

Scanning the Headlines: Access and Coverage

Updated on December 1, 2017

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Bazar, E. (2017, Nov. 16). For millions of insured Americans, state health laws don't apply. Kaiser Health News. Retrieved from: https://khn.org/news/for-millions-of-insured-americans-state-health-laws-dont-apply/

(2017, Nov. 16). Emerging Strategies to Ensure Access to Health Care Services: Emergency Medical Center. Chicago: American Hospital Association. Retrieved from: http://www.aha.org/content/17/task-force-emergency-medical-center.pdf

Rae, M., Levitt, L., and Semanskee, A. (2017, Nov. 9). How Many of the Uninsured Can Purchase a Marketplace Plan for Less Than Their Shared Responsibility Penalty? Menlo Park, CA: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from: https://www.kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/how-many-of-the-uninsured-can-purchase-a-marketplace-plan-for-less-than-their-shared-responsibility-penalty/

Cubanski, J. (2017, Nov. 7). No Limit: Medicare Part D Enrollees Exposed to High Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs Without a Hard Cap on Spending. Menlo Park, CA: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from: https://www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/no-limit-medicare-part-d-enrollees-exposed-to-high-out-of-pocket-drug-costs-without-a-hard-cap-on-spending/?utm_campaign=KFF-2017-November-Medicare-1-Million-Part-D-Enrollees-Costs

Polsky, D., Weiner, J., and Zhang, Y. (2017, Nov. 6). Exploring the Decline of Narrow Networks on the ACA Marketplace in 2017. Vol. 21, Issue 9. Philadelphia, PA: Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Retrieved from: https://ldi.upenn.edu/brief/exploring-decline-narrow-networks-aca-marketplaces-2017

Rae, M., Claxton, G., and Levitt, L. (2017, Nov. 3). Do Health Plan Enrollees have Enough Money to Pay Cost Sharing? Menlo Park, CA: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from: https://www.kff.org/health-costs/issue-brief/do-health-plan-enrollees-have-enough-money-to-pay-cost-sharing/

Garfield, R., and Damico, A. (2017, Nov. 1). The Coverage Gap: Uninsured Poor Adults in States that Do Not Expand Medicaid. Menlo Park, CA: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from: https://www.kff.org/uninsured/issue-brief/the-coverage-gap-uninsured-poor-adults-in-states-that-do-not-expand-medicaid/

Zammitti, E., and others. (2017, Nov.). Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2017. Washington: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201711.pdf

Auter, Z. (2017, Oct. 20). U.S. Uninsured rate rises to 12.3% in third quarter. Gallup. Retrieved from: http://news.gallup.com/poll/220676/uninsured-rate-rises-third-quarter.aspx

Semanskee, A., and Levitt, L. (2017, Oct.). Individual Insurance Market Performance in Mid 2017. Menlo Park, CA: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from: http://files.kff.org/attachment/Issue-Brief-Individual-Insurance-Market-Performance-in-Mid-2017

Collins, S., Gunja, M., and Doty, M. (2017, Oct.). How Well Does Insurance Coverage Protect Consumers from Health Care Costs? New York: The Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved from: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/files/publications/issue-brief/2017/oct/collins_underinsured_biennial_ib.pdf

 

Collins, S., and others. (2017, Sept. 12). New Census Data: Number of Uninsured Dropped by 1 Million in 2016, with Young Adults Continuing to Make Large Gains. New York City: Commonwealth Fund.. Retrieved from: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/blog/2017/sep/number-of-uninsured-americans-dropped-by-1-million-in-2016

(2017, Sept.). Coordinated Whole-Person Care that Addresses Social Determinants of Health. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Retrieved from: http://dashconnect.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/DASH-care-coordination-brief.pdf

Blumberg, L., and others. (2017, Sept.). How Would Coverage, Federal Spending, and Private Premiums Change if the Federal Government Stopped Reimbursing Insurers for the ACA's Cost-Sharing Reductions? Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Retrieved from: http://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/issue_briefs/2017/rwjf440003

Long, S., and others. (2017, Sept.). Sustained gains in coverage, access, and affordability under the ACA: A 2017 update. Health Affairs. 36(9):1656-1662. Retireved from: http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/36/9/1656.abstract

(2017, Sept.). New Commonwealth Fund Survey Finds Uninsured Rates Rose in 2017 for 35-to-49-Year-Olds, People living in States That Have Not Expanded Medicaid, and People with Higher Incomes. New York City: Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved from: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/press-releases/2017/sep/uninsured-rates-rose

Hung, P., and others. (2017, Sept.). Access to obstetric services in rural counties still declining, with 9 percent losing services, 2004-14. Health Affairs. Retrieved from: http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/36/9/1663.abstract

Long, S., and others. (2017, Sept.). Sustained gains in coverage, access, and affordability under the ACA: A 2017 update. Health Affairs. Retrieved from: http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/36/9/1656.abstract

Antonisse, L., and others. (2017, Sept.). The Effects of Medicaid Expansion under the ACA: Updated Findings from a Literature Review. Menlo Park, CA: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from: http://files.kff.org/attachment/Issue-Brief-The-Effects-of-Medicaid-Expansion-Under-the-ACA-Updated-Findings-from-a-Literature-Review

(2017, Aug. 17). New research shows many in middle-aged, middle class can't afford ACA policies in 2018. Forbes. Retrieved from: https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2017/08/17/new-research-shows-many-in-middle-aged-middle-class-cant-afford-aca-policies-in-2018/#61b558f2461f

Palanker, D., and others. (2017, Aug. 9). Short-term health plans: Still bad for consumers and the individual market. To the Point. Retrieved from: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/blog/2017/aug/short-term-health-plans

(2017, Aug. 9). Emplorer-based premiums expected to increase by 5% in 2018. Managed Health Care Connect. Retrieved from: http://www.managedhealthcareconnect.com/content/employer-based-plans-expected-increase-premiums-5-2018

Braverman, B. (2017, Aug. 8). Here's how much more your health insurance will cost next year. The Fiscal Times. Retrieved from: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2017/08/08/Here-s-How-Much-More-Your-Health-Insurance-Will-Cost-Next-Year

Vistnes, J. and Miller, G. E. (2017, Aug.). Uninsurance and Insurance Transitions, 20122013 through 20142015: Estimates for U.S., Non-Elderly Adults by Health Status, Presence of Chronic Conditions, and State Medicaid Expansion Status. Research Findings #36. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,Rockville, MD. Retrieved from: http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/rf36/rf36.pdf

Rovner, J. (2017, July 14). Millions more unisured could impact health of those with insurance, too. Kaiser Health News. Retrieved from: http://khn.org/news/millions-more-uninsured-could-impact-health-of-those-with-insurance-too/

Beavers, O. (2017,July 10). Survey: Number of uninsured adults in U.S. rose by 2 million this year. The Hill. Retrieved from: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/341248-survey-rate-of-uninsured-adults-in-us-grows-to-2-million-this-year

Schneider, E., and others. (2017, July). Mirror, Mirror 2017: International Comparison Reflects Flaws and Opportunities for Better U.S. Health Care. New York City: Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved from: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/interactives/2017/july/mirror-mirror/

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

Spitalnic, P., and Actuary, C. (2017, June 13). Estimated Financial Effect of the "American Health Care Act of 2017". Baltimore, MD: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Retrieved from: https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-releases/2017-Press-releases-items/2017-06-13.html

(2017, June 13). County by county analysis of current projected insurer participation in health insurance exchanges. Washington: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Retrieved from: https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-releases/2017-Press-releases-items/2017-06-13.html

Neuman, T., and others. (2017, June 5). How ACA Repeal and Replace Proposals Could Affect Coverage and Premiums for Older Adults and Have Spillover Effects for Medicare. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from: http://www.kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/how-aca-repeal-and-replace-proposals-could-affect-coverage-and-premiums-for-older-adults-and-have-spillover-effects-for-medicare

Artiga, S., Ubri, P., and Zur, J. (2017, June 1). The Effects of Premiums and Cost Sharing on Low-Income Populations: Updated Review of Research Findings. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from: http://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/the-effects-of-premiums-and-cost-sharing-on-low-income-populations-updated-review-of-research-findings/

(2017, May 18). Healthcare Access and Quality index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal health care in 195 countries and territories, 1990-2015: a novel analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet. Retrieved from: http://thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)30818-8/fulltext

Levitt, L., and others. (2017, May). Gaps in Coverage Among People With Pre-Existing Conditions. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from: http://files.kff.org/attachment/Issue-Brief-Gaps-in-Coverage-Among-People-With-Pre-Existing-Conditions

NASHP Staff. (2017, Apr. 24). Children's Health Insurance Program Frequently Asked Questions. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP). Retrieved from: http://www.nashp.org/childrens-health-insurance-program-frequently-asked-questions/

Volk, J., Giovannelli, J. (2017, Apr. 14). Who Would Gain Under the Poposal to Expand Health Savings Accouts? New York City: Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved from: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/blog/2017/apr/gains-under-proposal-to-expand-health-savings-accounts

Corlette, S., and Lucia, K. (2017, Apr. 5). Selling Health Insurance Across State Lines Is Unlikely to Lower Costs or Improve Choice. New York City: Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved from: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/blog/2017/apr/selling-health-insurance-across-state-lines

Zammitti, E., and others. (2017, Apr.). Changes in Characteristics of Chronically Uninsured Adults: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2010-September 2016. Washington: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/erchronicunins_1016_f.pdf

Gunja, M., and others. (2017, Apr.). How Medicaid Enrollees Fare Compared with Privately Insured and Uninsured Adults. New York: The Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved from: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/files/publications/issue-brief/2017/apr/gunja_how_medicaid_enrollees_fare_ib.pdf

Foutz, J., and others. (2017, Apr.). The Role of Medicaid in Rural America. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from: http://files.kff.org/attachment/Issue-Brief-The-Role-of-Medicaid-in-Rural-America

Ni, J. Many chronically ill patients choose needlessly expensive insurance plans, driving up medical costs. Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Press Release, Mar. 15, 2017. Retrieved from: http://carey.jhu.edu/news-and-views/many-chronically-ill-patients-choose-needlessly-expensive-insurance-plans-d

Andrews, M. (2017, Mar. 3). For new Medicaid patients, the doctor is in (generally). But you may have to wait. Kaiser Health News. Retrieved from: http://khn.org/news/for-new-medicaid-patients-the-doctor-is-in-generally-but-you-may-have-to-wait

McKernan, S., and others. (2017, Mar). Why do a larger share of millennials and gen-x have past-due medical debt than older Americans? Washington: Urban Institute. Retrieved from: http://www.urban.org/urban-wire/why-do-larger-share-millennials-and-gen-x-have-past-due-medical-debt-older-americans

Karpman, M., and Caswell, K. (2017, Mar.). Past-Due Medical Debt among Nonelderly Adults, 2012-15. Washington: Urban Institute. Retrieved from: http://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/88586/past_due_medical_debt.pdf

Courtemanche, C., and others. (2017, Mar.). Early Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Care Access, Risky Health Behaviors, and Self-Assessed Health. Cambridge, MA: The National Bureau of Economic Research. Retrieved from: http://www.nber.org/papers/w23269

(2017, Feb. 23). The Q&A. Combating Overuse and Underuse in Health Care. New York City: The Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved from: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/q-and-a/2017/feb/combating-overuse-and-underuse-in-health-care

Antonisse, L., and others. (2017, Feb. 22). The Effects of Medicaid Expansion Under the ACA: Updated Findings from a Literature Review. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from: http://kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/the-effects-of-medicaid-expansion-under-the-aca-updated-findings-from-a-literature-review

Morrisey, M., and others. (2017, Feb. 9). How has Obamacare impacted state health care marketplaces? Washington: Brookings. Retrieved from: https://www.brookings.edu/research/how-has-obamacare-impacted-state-healthcare-marketplaces/

Martinez, M., and others. (2017, Feb.). Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January-September 2016. Washington: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201702.pdf

Young, PhD., G. (2017, Feb.). Hospitals in the Post-ACA Era: Impacts and Responses. Issue Brief. New York: Milbank Memorial Fund. Retrieved from: https://www.milbank.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/IssueBrief_NESCSO_9-FINAL2.pdf

Cooper, P., and others. (2017, Feb.). Trends in Enrollment, Offers, Eligibility and Take-Up for Employer-Sponsored Insurance; Private Sector, by State Medicaid Expansion Status, 2008-2015. Statistical Brief #499. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved from: https://meps.ahrq.gov/data_files/publications/st499/stat499.shtml

(2017, Feb.). Issue Brief. Association Health Plans. Washington: American Academy of Actuaries. Retrieved from: http://www.actuary.org/files/publications/AssociationHealthPlans_021317.pdf

 

Popescu, I. and others. (2017, Feb). Differences in use of high-quality and low-quality hospitals among working-age individuals by insurance type. Medical Care. 55(2):148-154. Retrieved from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28079673

Minemyer, P. (2017, Jan. 18). Study: Access to insurance improves community ties. FierceHealthcare. Retrieved from: http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/study-access-to-insurance-improves-community-ties

Rovner, J. (2017, Jan. 17). Budget scorekeepers say GOP plan would raise the number of uninsured by 32M. Kaiser Health News. Retrieved from: http://khn.org/news/budget-scorekeepers-say-gop-plan-would-raise-the-number-of-uninsured-by-32m

Brooks, T., and others. (2017, Jan. 12). Medicaid CHIP Eligibility, Enrollment, Renewal, and Cost Sharing Policies as of January 2017: Findings from a 50-State Survey. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from: http://kff.org/medicaid/report/medicaid-and-chip-eligibility-enrollment-renewal-and-cost-sharing-policies-as-of-january-2017-findings-from-a-50-state-survey

(2017, Jan. 5). Health Insurance Coverage for Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions: The Impact of the Affordable Care Act. Washington: Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved from: https://aspe.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/255396/Pre-ExistingConditions.pdf

(2017, Jan.). An Evaluation of the Individual Health Insurance Market and Implications of Potential Changes. Washington: American Academy of Actuaries. Retrieved from: http://www.actuary.org/files/publications/Acad_eval_indiv_mkt_011817.pdf

(2017, Jan.). How Accessible and Affordable were Individual Market Health Plans before the Affordable Care Act? Depends Where You Lived. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Retrieved from: https://georgetown.app.box.com/s/luipimbbrzppl8nn3flr6dtriexe0lp0

Corlette, S., and others. (2017, Jan.). Uncertain Future for Affordable Care Act Leads Insurers to Rethink Participation, Prices. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Retrieved from: http://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/87816/2001126-uncertain-future-for-affordable-care-act-leads-insurers-to-rethink-participation-prices.pdf

(2017). Biennial Health Insurance Surveys. New York: The Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved from: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/interactives-and-data/surveys/biennial-health-insurance-surveys

Okoro, C., and others. Surveillance for Health Care Access and Health Services Use, Adults Aged 18–64 Years — Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2014. MMWR Surveill Summ 2017;66(No. SS-7):1–42. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.ss6607a1.

Collins, S. (2016, Dec. 23). As Millions of Americans Sign Up for ACA Coverage, a New Study and Consumers' Stories Point to Reform's Successes. New York City: Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved from: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/blog/2016/dec/a-new-study-and-consumers-stories-point-to-reforms-successes

Hayes, S., and others. (2016, Dec. 21). A Long Way in a Short Time: States' Progress on Health Care Coverage and Access, 2013-2015. New York City: Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved from: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2016/dec/state-progress-coverage-and-access

Claxton, G., and others. (2016, Dec. 12). Pre-existing Conditions and Medical Underwriting in the Individual Insurance Market Prior to the ACA. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from:

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