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HEALTH EXCHANGES  AFTER  DEADLINES

Read about recent activities of Health Insurance Marketplaces, or Exchanges and results of March 31 open-enrollment deadlines, with some extensions and exceptions. By April some 8 million people had enrolled nationwide.  Another several million used exchanges to qualify for Medicaid. Each state's structures, decisions and recent enrollment figures are listed.

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ACA MEDICAID EXPANSION OPTIONS

This web report features a Medicaid ACA-related Expansion Map showing which states are currently moving forward with ACA-related expansion, not moving forward at this time, using an alternative method to expand or undecided.

 

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OVERVIEW | HEALTH REFORM

The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) aims to expand health coverage for up to 32 million uninsured Americans. It relies on a combination of health insurance reforms, insurance exchanges in all 50 states, Medicaid expansions, subsidies, tax credits and mandates. The law also allocates funds to improve quality and halts certain widely criticized insurance practices. The biggest changes came Jan. 1 2014 when Medicaid coverage expanded in about half the states and health insurance exchange or marketplace policies pay for care. States have considered and acted on hundreds of ACA-related laws, with more to do and decide for 2014. More than 1,100 ACA bills are being considered in 2014 state sessions.  Also, about 22 states have laws to restrict or oppose some reform provsions. Use the topics on the right to read about recent developments, options and requirements.   [Updated 7/30/2014]

STANDING COMMITTEE/ FEDERAL UPDATE

HHS releases new guidance and FAQs for state policymakers on a number of health reform implementation issues.

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DATABASES | SEPT. 9 UPDATE

2014 ACA Database Expands: NCSL has just updated latest state legislative actions related to the Affordable Care Act. The online database now provides one-click access to 1,132 bills and resolutions in 45 states and D.C. Legislation can be sorted by state and by topics, including Exchanges, Medicaid, Outreach, Insurance Reforms, Funding or Opt-outs & Alternatives. As of Sept. 9, at least 198 measures have been signed into law or adopted. 

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  • State Actions to Address Health Insurance Exchanges

    Read this NCSL report for 2014 information on state actions and responses to implement exchanges as outlined in the Affordable Care Act. This material includes links to implementation activities, with extended or postponed deadlines and enrollment figures by state. It also includes state information about insurers, premiums and allowing insurance renewals or cancellations.

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