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Reports show the way Americans receive and pay for health insurance has been changing for more than 10 years

The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) today released two briefs showing that for more than a decade, employers have been dropping health insurance and consumers have been paying more out-of-pocket for health care, a trend that began many years before the development of the Affordable Care Act. The research briefs also show Michigan’s employers are increasing employee cost-sharing …

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Recession, increase in uncompensated care severely strain Michigan’s health care safety net, says Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation

A report released today by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) outlines the severe impact of Michigan’s recession on the ability of the health care safety net to provide health care to the growing number of Michigan residents who need their services. From 2007 to 2011, uncompensated care provided by Michigan hospitals increased 42 percent, and patient volume …

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CHRT Projects Regional Impact of ACA, Medicaid Expansion Across Michigan

The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT), based at the University of Michigan, today issued projections on the likely coverage effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Michigan– both with and without an expansion of the Medicaid program. The projections focus on the adult population, aged 19-64, that will be eligible for Medicaid if the state approves its …

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Medicaid recipients are the most satisfied with insurance coverage; individually insured least satisfied, says Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation

A report released today by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) shows that Medicaid recipients in Michigan were the most satisfied with their health care coverage in 2012, while those with individual coverage were the least satisfied. This finding gives some insight into to how consumers may react when new qualified health insurance products under the Affordable Care …

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Less than 10 percent of Michigan’s small businesses impacted by Affordable Care Act’s health coverage mandate

The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) today released a brief showing that more than 90 percent of Michigan’s small businesses are exempt from the health insurance mandates that become effective January 1, 2014. The brief also outlines the decision areas that all small employers should consider when determining how to participate in health coverage under the Affordable Care …

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More than 90% of surveyed Michigan Medicaid recipients reported easier access to primary care in 2012

Survey results released today by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) show that Michigan Medicaid recipients said that they found it easier to get primary and specialty care appointments in 2012 than they did in 2010. In fact, their level of reported ease was comparable to those with employer‐sponsored coverage. In the survey of 1,018 Michigan adults, more …

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Report: Michigan could save nearly $1 billion over 10 years by expanding Medicaid eligibility

A report released today by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) in partnership with two economists at the University of Michigan shows that the State of Michigan could save nearly $1 billion over 10 years—while extending comprehensive health insurance to more than 600,000 Michigan citizens—if the state expands Medicaid eligibility beginning in 2014 as provided for under the …

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Report: Initial grant funding from Affordable Care Act went toward building workforce, health centers and other efforts to increase access to care

The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) today released an issue brief showing that through the end of the 2011 federal fiscal year, Michigan organizations have received more than $82.5 million in grant funding under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), placing Michigan among the top 15 states. The majority of the funding was targeted to workforce …

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Medicaid changes under the Affordable Care Act will simplify enrollment, reduce number of uninsured in Michigan

The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) released a policy paper that shows how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014 will streamline eligibility categories and may also help between 400,000 and 500,000 citizens to become newly eligible for Medicaid coverage. Currently, there are at least 40 different ways—each with varying eligibility requirements—to qualify for Medicaid …

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Regional variation in rates of cardiac procedures on the rise in Michigan

Regional differences in rates of cardiac procedures have increased in Michigan over the past decade—not fully explained by differences in health risk factors, heart attack or cardiac mortality rates—according to a report released today by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT). The report compares the state’s hospital referral regions (HRRs) using claims data from Blue Cross Blue Shield …

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