Many Americans believe the ACA should act as a salve for all things that ail the nation’s health care system. In light of the ongoing debate over the high cost of Gilead’s new hepatitis C treatment, what is the law doing to hold down prescription drug prices?
Before the Affordable Care Act fully took effect, HHS boasted that the law would foster “one of the largest expansions of … substance use disorder coverage in a generation.” Will that coverage expansion translate into access to care or will barriers prevail?
With millions of U.S. residents gaining coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the law is expected to exacerbate predicted primary care physician shortages. However, the law contains several provisions intended to bolster the ranks of PCPs. What are those provisions, and do experts think they’ll work?
Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges isn’t over just yet, even though the Obama administration is already celebrating that 7.1 million people have signed up so far. Besides the upcoming second open enrollment period this year, there are two other ways consumers can sign up for exchange coverage.
Health insurance holdouts are making it hard for the Obama administration to reach its enrollment goals for the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges. What factors are driving the uninsured’s decision-making process?
Enrollment advocates nationwide are pushing for people to sign up for coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges. Those who focus on specific populations — such as Latinos or young adults — face unique challenges and claim success in some non-traditional ways.
The Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility and Empowerment Act — released last week by three GOP senators — would keep some of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions, making it different than other plans to replace the law. Here’s a look at how health policy experts are viewing the proposal.
There’s a rush to judgment when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, particularly of the rocky rollout of HealthCare.gov. But when the dust settles, how should the law be judged? “Road to Reform” consulted experts to find out.
Numerous polls tracking the Affordable Care Act have produced seemingly incongruous and often confusing results. But polling experts say that there is wisdom in the data, even if the results have stayed much the same since the law was enacted.