The Math Skills Lacking Among the Uninsured

By: Wednesday October 29, 2014 10:39 am

We have yet another study indication that people are going to have a very tough time using the Affordable Care Act health exchanges effectively. New research from the Urban Institute found that a large percentage of uninsured adults under 65 and making less than 400 percent of the federal poverty line acknowledge they are not [...]

11.5 Million Could Theoretically Lose Access to Coverage if States Opt Out of Medicaid Expansion

By: Friday July 6, 2012 8:07 am

The Supreme Court ruled that states can’t be forced to expand Medicaid with the threat of losing their current Medicaid money. This makes it easy for states to choose to opt in or opt out of the Medicaid expansion provision in the Affordable Care Act, which would expand coverage to everyone up to 138 percent [...]

Mandate Has little Impact on What Exchange Users Would Pay for Insurance

By: Wednesday March 28, 2012 9:35 am

I’ve been discussing arguments about the role of the individual mandate, how its possible absence might affect participation in the individual insurance market, and whether it is needed to prevent an insurance death spiral.  A related point is that the individual mandate will actually have almost no impact on what a majority of people using [...]