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Inland Northwest, September 13, 2018

State of Reform is hiring a Project Coordinator

DJ Wilson | Jul 26, 2018 | Federal

Study shows impacts state-based individual mandates would have in 2019

| Jul 24, 2018 | Federal

A recent study by The Commonwealth Fund shows how state-based individual mandates could affect the individual market in 2019. According to the study: “If all states implemented individual mandates, the number of uninsured would be lower by 3.9 million in 2019 and 7.5 million in 2022. On average, marketplace premiums...[ Read More ]

Column: Uninsured on the rise in Texas

| Jul 18, 2018 | Texas

W. Stephen Love is President & CEO of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council and a member of the Convening Panel for the State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Many improvements in the healthcare uninsured rates of U.S. citizens are beginning to erode, according to a Commonwealth Fund ACA Tracking Survey released this summer. Recent actions...[ Read More ]

A look at the proposed 2019 individual rates in Texas

| Jun 26, 2018 | Texas

Six carriers have filed their proposed rates for the individual market in Texas for 2019. Molina Healthcare, CHRISTUS Health Plan, Sendero Health Plan, SHA, Celtic Insurance Company, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas have all submitted their rates, which are available on the SERFF website. We have summaries of...[ Read More ]

Bipartisan group of governors issue statement on protecting coverage for pre-existing conditions

Kylie Walsh | Jun 18, 2018 | Federal

Today, a bipartisan group of governors issued the following statement in response to proposed changes in health care policy for those with pre-existing conditions. Everyone in this country deserves access to affordable, quality health insurance. The Administration's disappointing decision to no longer defend this provision of federal law threatens health...[ Read More ]

Suicide rates increase in nearly every state

Kylie Walsh | Jun 13, 2018 | Federal

A report by the CDC shows that suicide rates increased in every state except for Nevada from 1999 through 2016. Half of the states saw suicide rates increase by more than 30 percent during this time frame. North Dakota saw the highest increase of 57.6 percent. Delaware had the lowest...[ Read More ]

ACA left to die on the vine by the DOJ

Marjie High | Jun 8, 2018 | California, Federal, Oregon, Washington

In yet another break with convention, the DOJ announced its refusal to defend the Affordable Care Act in a Federal lawsuit in the Northern District of Texas Thursday night, indicating in a letter to Congress and an accompanying brief to the court that it supports Republican states that have sued...[ Read More ]