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5 Things Utah: Department merger, Mental health, Rx policy discussion

| Apr 22, 2021 | Utah

We held our 2021 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference last week, and learned a lot of very important, compelling things. We feature some of that for you below, but most of the key takeaways will stay with the 200+ folks in the "metaphorical" room with us last week....[ Read More ]

5 Things NC: Policy cutoff, Maternal mortality, Federal health reform

| Apr 22, 2021

We offer this newsletter each month as a market and policy intelligence tool where we highlight five things that we think are worth tracking for senior executives in health care and health policy. So, we bring a mix topics to you each month: policy insights, market info, personality profiles, state...[ Read More ]

CBO presents options for covering the uninsured

| Oct 5, 2020 | Federal

In two recent reports, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) took up the complex topic of the uninsured in the United States. The first report breaks down the population into meaningful subcategories; the second outlines what it will take to reduce their ranks. CBO is one of the premier analytic agencies...[ Read More ]

7,000 individuals sign up for coverage through special enrollment period for uninsured

Emily Boerger | Jun 10, 2020 | Washington

Nearly 22,000 individuals signed up for health coverage during the Washington Health Benefit Exchange’s special enrollment period, according to a recently released supplemental report. The Exchange opened the special enrollment period for the uninsured (Uninsured SEP) from March 10 – May 8 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this...[ Read More ]

New study: Oregon could see up to 320,000 new Medicaid enrollees due to COVID-19

Emily Boerger | Apr 7, 2020 | Oregon

A new report estimates Oregon could see up to 320,000 new Medicaid enrollees due to the economic downturn stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Under that same scenario, the report estimates up to 430,000 individuals could lose their employer-sponsored health insurance. The report comes from Health Management Associates (HMA), a national...[ Read More ]

Washington Healthplanfinder announces special enrollment period in response to growing coronavirus outbreak

| Mar 11, 2020 | Washington

In response to the potential growth of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) [on Tuesday] announced a limited-time special enrollment period for qualified individuals who are currently without insurance. This special enrollment period (SEP), that runs through April 8, 2020, will allow uninsured individuals 30 days to...[ Read More ]