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Health Insurance Marketplace in Michigan 2018: Rate Analysis

In 2017, the federal government took several regulatory and administrative actions that affect the health insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). At the same time that Congress considered legislative proposals to repeal and replace the ACA, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) promulgated new regulations that changed annual open enrollment dates and announced the …

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Primary Care Teams in Michigan

Primary care teams have become increasingly important in the management of patients with complex chronic care needs. Data from the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation’s 2016 Michigan Physician Survey show the proportion of primary care physicians (PCP) with primary care team members. Nearly half of PCPs had a care manager or nurse practitioner, while less than one-tenth had a …

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Revisioning the Care Delivery Team: The Role of CHWs within State Innovation Models

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) promoted the broader use of Community Health Workers (CHWs) through a number of initiatives designed to reward health outcomes and value rather than paying providers by volume. One prominent ACA initiative under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) was the State Innovation Model (SIM) grants to states to design and test new payment …

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Changes in Payer Mix for Michigan Primary Care Physicians: The Impact of Medicaid

After Michigan’s Medicaid expansion, the state’s Medicaid population increased from 1.95 million in March 2014 (19 percent of the population) to 2.4 million in December 2016 (24 percent of the population). As a result, Medicaid has become a substantial part of Michigan primary care physician (PCP) practices. Policy changes related to Medicaid should take into account the breadth of impact …

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Comparing Key Provisions: Affordable Care Act, American Health Care Act, and the Graham-Cassidy Proposal

In July 2017, the United States Senate rejected a series of proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). On September 13, 2017, Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy introduced a new proposal to repeal and replace the ACA. The Graham-Cassidy proposal retains some similarities to the American Health Care Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives …

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The impact of the ACA on community mental health and substance abuse services: Experience in three Great Lakes states

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allowed states to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income childless adults, many of whom receive specialty mental health and substance use services through community mental health systems.  Leading up to the passage of the ACA, community mental health providers and their professional associations were generally supportive of expanding Medicaid under the ACA.  Medicaid covers specialty services …

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Decrease in Hospital Uncompensated Care in Michigan, 2015

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded access to health insurance coverage for Michigan residents in 2014 through the creation of the Health Insurance Marketplace and the expansion of the Medicaid program. Since then, Michigan has experienced large decreases in the number of adults who lack health insurance, delay necessary care, and have trouble paying their medical bills.[footnote]E. Austic, E. Lawton, …

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Hospital Uncompensated Care in the United States, 2015 – Comparison of Midwest States

Since the launch of health insurance coverage expansion in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Michigan and other states have experienced large decreases in the number of adults who lack health insurance, delay necessary care, and have trouble paying their medical bills.[footnote] Austic, E. Lawton, M. Slowey, M. Riba, and M. Udow-Phillips, Changes in Health Care Cost Barriers under …

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Comparing Key Provisions: Affordable Care Act, American Health Care Act, and Better Care Reconciliation Act

Editor’s Note: CHRT revised the following table (originally published June 27, 2017) to reflect both the U.S. Senate’s July 13 revision of its Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) and the Congressional Budget Office’s score of the revised BCRA.   On June 22, 2017, Senate Republicans released a discussion draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, their proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable …

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American Health Care Act: Key Provisions and Implications, June 2017 Update

In March 2017, House Republicans unveiled the American Health Care Act (AHCA), their proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). On May 4, the U.S. House of Representatives passed AHCA by a vote of 217-213. On May 24, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office projected that under the House-passed version of AHCA, 14 million more Americans would be uninsured in …

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