Affordable Care Act

Led by AG Sessions, DOJ Declines to Defend ACA Against Federal Lawsuit

Led by AG Sessions, DOJ Declines to Defend ACA Against Federal Lawsuit

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra pledged to lead the fight to protect the Affordable Care Act.

Number of IUD Insertions Up After ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Number of IUD Insertions Up After ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Women who experienced a drop in out-of-pocket costs following the ACA contraceptive mandate were more likely to undergo an IUD placement.

ACA Marketplaces Expand Coverage for People With Chronic Illness

ACA Marketplaces Expand Coverage for People With Chronic Illness

Insurers within the ACA marketplace covered a disproportionate share of non-elderly adults with high healthcare risks from 2014 to 2015.

Affordable Care Act Increased Percentage of Insured Patients With Gynecologic Cancers

Affordable Care Act Increased Percentage of Insured Patients With Gynecologic Cancers

The impact of the ACA on health insurance access among women diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer was previously unestablished.

Are Mental Health Patients Worse Off in ACA Marketplace?

Are Mental Health Patients Worse Off in ACA Marketplace?

Networks in mental health are generally narrower than in primary care, with plan networks including 11.3% of mental healthy providers practicing in a given state-level market.

Reducing Hospital Readmissions Doesn't Lead to Higher Mortality Rates

Reducing Hospital Readmissions Doesn't Lead to Higher Mortality Rates

Reductions in hospital readmissions as a part of ACA did not lead to higher mortality rates, and may even have lowered death rates.

Increased Number of Patients Enrolled in Cancer Trials Under ACA

Increased Number of Patients Enrolled in Cancer Trials Under ACA

Under the Affordable Care Act, more privately insured patients have enrolled in clinical trials for cancer treatments.

Number of Uninsured American Adults Rises by Two Million

Number of Uninsured American Adults Rises by Two Million

The losses in coverage concentrated among younger adults and people buying their own health insurance policies.

ACA Shown To Help More Americans Afford Prescription Medications Than Ever Before

ACA Shown To Help More Americans Afford Prescription Medications Than Ever Before

Despite an increasing number of Americans able to afford medications since ACA, millions still struggle, according to a recent study.

No Association Found Between Hospital Length of Stay, Mortality and State Medicaid Expansion

No Association Found Between Hospital Length of Stay, Mortality and State Medicaid Expansion

There was no association found between the ACA state Medicaid-expansion and hospital length of stay or mortality, study shows.

ACA Report Shows Rise in Prescription Use, Drop in Out-of-Pocket Spending

ACA Report Shows Rise in Prescription Use, Drop in Out-of-Pocket Spending

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) increases treatment rates and decreases out-of-pocket spending, a report says.

Women's Health Commentary Recommends Steps to Take Full Advantage of ACA's Contraceptive Mandate

Women's Health Commentary Recommends Steps to Take Full Advantage of ACA's Contraceptive Mandate

In the wake of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, a new commentary in the journal Women's Health Issues emphasizes the importance of making the most of the contraceptive coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The commentary focuses on challenges beyond employer objections that could slow privately insured womens full use of contraceptive benefits, and offers suggestions for making the most of first-dollar contraceptive coverage.

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