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NHPF -- Self-Insurance and the Potential Effects of Health Reform on the Small-Group Market

Mar 2011

This paper examines the definition and prevalence of self-insured health plans, the application of PPACA provisions to these plans, and
the possible effects on the broader health insurance market, should many more employers decide to self-insure.


Kaiser Permanente -- A Few Cautions About Exchanges

Mar 2011

Alain Enthoven writes in an article for Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy about the state health insurance exchanges.


Urban Institute -- Employer-Sponsored Insurance under Health Reform: Reports of Its Demise Are Premature

Mar 2011

This report estimates how the Affordable Care Act would affect employer-sponsored insurance and employer health care costs.


Urban Institute -- Health Reform: A Four-Tranche System

Mar 2011

This package of tables considers interactions between four different provisions of government support for health care that exist under the new health reform law: Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance Subsidies offered through the Exchange, and Employer Sponsored Insurance (ESI).


HHS -- Health Insurance Premiums: Past High Costs Will Become the Present and Future Without Health Reform

Mar 2011

This report examines the past, present, and future regarding the likely effects of the health care law on premiums –along with what might happen without it.


CMWF -- Affordable Care Act Sets Nation on Right Course for Health Reform, Experts Say

Mar 2011

More than nine of 10 leaders in health and health care policy believe the Affordable Care Act sets the right course for health reform, according to a new survey by the Commonwealth Fund. -- At Risk: Pre-Existing Conditions Could Affect 1 in 2 Americans

Feb 2011

According to a new analysis by the Department of Health and Human Services, 50 to 129 million (19 to 50 percent of) non-elderly Americans have some type of pre-existing health condition.


Health Affairs -- Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan

Dec 2010

A new program provides coverage to people with costly preexisting health conditions. To boost enrollment, the government has already made changes.

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