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Publications

Affordable Care Act

King and Rontal published in the Annals of Family Medicine on annual wellness visit use among persons with disabilities

Persons with disabilities often face challenges accessing healthcare, despite having increased health needs. Annual wellness visits (AWV) and other preventive care may increase the overall health of persons with disabilities, but they can be unaffordable when they require out-of-pocket copays. One purpose of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to improve  health outcomes and use of preventive …

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Rate Analysis: 2021 ACA Health Insurance Marketplace for Michigan

In 2021, monthly ACA health insurance rates for Michigan’s lowest cost plans on the federal Health Insurance Marketplace decreased, on average. These decreases occurred despite the many uncertainties associated with the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19). 2021 ACA Health Insurance Marketplace plan options are robust for communities across Michigan. In many counties, rates have declined considerably. These 2021 Marketplace changes …

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Reflections on the ACA at 10: Marianne Udow-Phillips presents “the longview” in Findings magazine

In The Longview: Reflections on the ACA at 10, CHRT Founding Executive Director Marianne Udow-Phillips takes a retrospective look at the success of the ACA at 10 years old – noting the ACA’s clear accomplishments and pointing out how the ACA has fundamentally altered the way health care is viewed and discussed in the US. “The topline ACA statistics are …

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Lost insurance in COVID-19 crisis? Act quickly to get ACA coverage. Already uninsured? In 38 states, including ours, it’s complicated.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has joined with governors from 11 other states on the federally facilitated exchange to urge the federal government to reopen the Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace in light of the COVID-19 pandemic so Michigan residents who have lost insurance or who are without insurance can access coverage. For the 38 states that use the federally-facilitated Healthcare.gov marketplace, …

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Health Insurance Marketplace: Michigan 2020 rate analysis finds increased choice, decreased rates, federal policy impact

The Health Insurance Marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) weathered several years of volatility and uncertainty at the federal level, but our rate analysis found that 2020, like 2019, was a year of stability in the Michigan Health Insurance Marketplace. Following a tumultuous 2017 marked by Congressional “repeal and replace” debates, important administrative changes, and the termination of …

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Comparing Recent Health Care Proposals: From building on the ACA to Medicare for All

Democratic lawmakers in Congress have made a variety of proposals to strengthen or reform the United States health care system. These proposals range from building upon the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to fully transitioning the U.S. to a single-payer system. This fact sheet categorizes and compares the major provisions of these proposals, including possible implications for consumers, health care providers, …

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Access to health care in Michigan: Results from CHRT’s latest Cover Michigan Survey

The Center for Health and Research Transformation’s (CHRT) 2018 Cover Michigan Survey asked Michigan residents about their experiences in accessing health care, specifically how easy or difficult it was to get appointments with different providers. The Cover Michigan Survey found that two factors—the presence of primary care providers (PCP), and whether or not people had a medical home—figured prominently in …

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Health Insurance Marketplace 2019: Rate Analysis

December 15 is the deadline to get health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act. People shopping for health coverage willl be interested to know that premium increases in 2019 are far lower than in recent years, and in some rural and urban Michigan counties certain levels of coverage cost less than last year. Get the details, including county-by-county rates, …

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Cover Michigan Survey: Use of Health Care Benefits in Michigan

Data from the Center for Health and Research Transformation’s (CHRT) 2018 Cover Michigan Survey show health benefits that Michiganders with health insurance coverage have used in the past year (1)Survey participants were asked whether or not they or other family members covered by their plans used each health care benefit in the past 12 months.. Detail on the Cover Michigan …

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Michigan at a crossroads: CHRT highlights key health policy issues for the incoming gubernatorial administration

The Michigan government has jurisdiction over a wide array of health policy issues. From the regulation of insurance products, to oversight of the state’s Medicaid program, to investing in local public health efforts, Michigan policymakers craft policies and budgets that impact the health of millions of Michiganders. This brief provides an overview of four key and timely health policy topics: …

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1 Survey participants were asked whether or not they or other family members covered by their plans used each health care benefit in the past 12 months.