Cost-sharing Archive

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  • NHeLP Matters – December 2014

    Welcome to the year's final edition of NHeLP Matters. In the past 12 months, we have fought for the health care rights of low-income people and individuals with disabilities in Washington and beyond. Learn more about our work advancing reproductive health, protecting Medicaid and bringing together advocates and policy…

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  • Medicaid and Medicare: Aging, Access and Affordability

    Affordability is a cornerstone of any efficient and effective health care system. Discussions of healthcare affordability often center on the premiums - the upfront monthly cost of purchasing insurance. But equally important are the back-end deductibles, copays and coinsurance associated with actually accessing services. Cost sharing is especially important…

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  • NHeLP Comments on Amendments to Arkansas’s Health Care Independence Program

    Arkansas recently proposed amendments to its premium assistance Medicaid expansion demonstration, the Health Care Independence Program. These are NHeLP's comments to the proposed amendments, which include new premium and cost sharing provisions, limitations to nonemergency medical transportation, and a health care expenses account for premium assistance enrollees.

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  • Reducing Medicaid Emergency Department Use: Increase Accessibility, Not Copays

    Emergency department care, one of the most frequently cited drivers of health care costs, has become a major target for cost sharing policies. The stereotypical "frequent flyer" who uses the emergency department (ED) for every cough and sniffle has become a powerful, but unwarranted symbol of inefficient spending driven…

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  • Lessons from CA: Contraceptive Coverage

    In this month's Lessons from California, we highlight landmark legislation, the Contraceptive Coverage Equity Act (SB 1053, Mitchell), the state just enacted that requires that Medi-Cal managed care organizations (MCO) and most private insurers cover all FDA-approved methods and strictly limits MCO medical management techniques. These important new state…

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  • Q&A on the ACA’s Contraceptive Coverage Requirement

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires many health insurance plans to provide coverage for certain preventive health services, including contraception, without cost-sharing. These requirements are providing millions of individuals with new or improved access to evidence-based preventive health care without the significant barriers associated with cost-sharing. This Q&A addresses…

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