Posts for Affordable Care Act

Cross-Post: What do the new contraceptive coverage rules mean?

National Women’s Health Week kicked off with an exciting announcement on Monday. The Obama Administration issued new guidance clarifying that all new health insurance plans have to cover all methods of contraceptive care without charging extra.

IRS Final Rules for Tax-Exempt Hospitals: The Work Ahead

2015 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for non-profit hospital community benefit. The Hospital Accountability Project team has been closely tracking developments in the non-profit hospital sector and in communities across the nation.

There Is No Time like the Present to Talk about EHB Benchmarks!

Yes, you heard it right – it’s time to do essential health benefits selection…again.

VITA Volunteering: A First-Hand Glimpse Into the Intersection of the ACA and Taxes

This year my tax season did not start and end, as it typically does, with the latest Turbo Tax software and single W-2 form. Instead the season began a lot earlier and revolved around a trio of brand new Affordable Care Act tax forms.

The ACA Is About People, Not Politics

Over the past five years, we have watched the Affordable Care Act go from a hotly contested piece of legislation to a hotly contested law that, despite non-stop efforts to undermine it, has given millions of American’s access to health care.

People Prevail Over Politics in Montana

This week, Montana becomes the 29th state (plus the District of Columbia) to close the coverage gap, and the first state to get legislative approval to expand Medicaid in over a year.

CHIP Success: Where Do We Go From Here?

Yesterday, we alerted our partners to the great news that the Senate had passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

Two-to-One Odds against Consumers with Behavioral Illnesses

For millions of people who need treatment for drug and alcohol problems or mental illness, inequity is a reality.

The Benefits of Closing the Gap on State Budgets Keep Adding Up

We know we’re starting to sound like a broken record, but we couldn’t help but share that yet another report boasts how closing the gap is good for state budgets.