Posts for Cost & Quality

Four Ways the Health Care Repeal Lawsuit Could Increase Medical Debt

Medical debt is everywhere we look these days, despite the fact that the ACA achieved modest reductions in medical debt and played a role in reducing personal bankruptcy filings. Here's how medical debt could increase in the wake of an ACA repeal.

The Health Care Repeal Lawsuit: Texas v. U.S. Harms Children & Families

The Health Care Repeal Lawsuit is an effort to take away health insurance coverage and consumer protections from millions of Americans. If the Texas coalition succeeds, the outcome would be devastating to children and their families.

Getting Ready for the Next Chapter in the Fight to Save Health Care

Millions of people who depend on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for their coverage – are nervously awaiting a ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on the health care repeal lawsuit.

Hold Patients Harmless From Surprise Medical Bills – An Open Letter to the President

As you mentioned during your health care round table last week, surprise medical bills are a serious problem. Fortunately, if you are serious about finding a solution to this problem, we know what needs to be done.

Five Takeaways from the New Evaluations of the Financial Alignment Initiative

In late November, the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) released long-awaited evaluation reports for five states participating in the Financial Alignment Initiative (FAI) – first evaluation reports for California, Illinois and Ohio, and second annual reports for Minnesota and Washington. California,...

NAIC Spring Meeting Recap: Experts and Consumer Groups Sound the Alarm on Limited Benefit Coverage

Products such as health care sharing ministries and transitional plans – including farm bureau plans, which made news this week as Iowa moves to expand these products – all pose cost and quality risks for consumers.

Transparency in Health Care: Clearly Not a Cure-All for What Ails the Health Care System

Last Friday, Community Catalyst submitted comments in response to a request for information from a group of Senators looking to improve transparency in health care. After a year of defending the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid from attacks that would...

State Network Adequacy Advocacy Matters Now More than Ever

It is critical that states step up to the plate to protect coverage and access to care for the millions of consumers who rely on marketplace plans.

The Takeaway: Repeal and Replace Sequel: Health Care Zombie Apocalypse

Movie sequels often fail to live up to the original, and Republicans' effort to repeal the ACA falls into this familiar pattern. As bad as the original was (and it was really bad), the sequel was even worse. Not content...
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