What We're Reading at REACH

October 3, 2012  |  Foundation News

Feature:  What We’re Reading at REACH

In our work, we come across a number of news items and reports related to the REACH Foundation’s funding priorities and strategic goals. “What we’re reading at REACH” is a collection of links to noteworthy articles that have caught our attention.

A key element of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the expansion of Medicaid to individuals with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($15,415 for an individual; $26,344 for a family of three in 2012) in 2014. Medicaid currently provides health coverage for over 60 million individuals, including 1 in 4 children, but low parent eligibility levels and restrictions in eligibility for other adults mean that many low-income individuals remain uninsured. Following is a fact sheet that addresses key questions about Medicaid.

5 Key Questions about Medicaid and Its Role in State/Federal Budgets and Health Reform, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, May 2012

http://www.kff.org/medicaid/upload/8139-02.pdf

Many public policy leaders have proposed cross-state insurance options as a potential solution for increasing consumer choice and access to affordable health coverage plans. A report by the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute examines the current options and the experience of states that have enabling legislation to allow sale of insurance coverage options across state lines.

Selling Health Insurance Across State Lines:  An Assessment of State Laws and Implications for Improving Choice and Affordability of Coverage

By Sabrina Corlette, Christine Monahan, Katie Keith and Kevin Lucia, The Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute

http://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/issue_briefs/2012/rwjf401409

Exchange Roundup: This Week in Exchange Implementation, a blog post published by The Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute

http://chirblog.org/exchange-roundup-this-week-in-exchange-implementation/