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Price matters for ACA exchange customers--but it isn't the only factor

Last year, 80 percent of consumers chose bronze or silver health insurance plans--the two lowest-cost tiers--but many did not select the cheapest plan within those tiers, according to a new report.  

GAO urges security, privacy controls for

The federal government must create procedures to oversee security of state-based health insurance marketplaces and continously monitor security controls for, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a recent report after finding "significant weaknesses" in technical controls.   

Affordable Care Act, not economy, drives health insurance gains

Multiple reports indicate that the sizable increase in the number of Americans with healthcare coverage is mostly a result of the Affordable Care Act, rather than an uptick in the economy,  according to the Associated Press.  

A look at states' efforts to coordinate care for Medicare, Medicaid populations

Currently 13 states are working to align Medicare and Medicaid financing as well as integrate primary and acute care, behavioral health services and long-term services and supports through a variety of innovative methods, according to a new report from the Center for Healthcare Strategies.  

Connecticut touts success of its 'managed fee-for-service' Medicaid model

Connecticut's return to a more traditional "fee-for-service" arrangement in its Medicaid program--which runs counter to what many other states are doing--has enabled it to save money and improve care, according to an article from the  Wall Street Journal.  

Insurers, providers balk at Covered California proposal

In a proposal that has concerned both providers and payers, Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee says he wants to cut low-performing, high-cost hospitals from ithe state exchante's insurance networks, according to an article from  Kaiser Health News  published by  NPR.  

Customers more satisfied where health plan competition is higher

Consumers were most satisifed with their health plans in markets where there was more competition, but they also favor having to make fewer choices when it comes to their health plan options, according to the J.D. Power 2016 Member Health Plan Study.  

Highmark CEO: ACA marketplace stabilization requires a community approach

Highlighting the benefits of an integrated health system, Highmark CEO David Holmberg told  Trib Live  that a "healthcare community" approach to care will bring stability to the Affordable Care Act marketplace.  

Feds turn focus to preventing customer churn on ACA exchanges

Now that the Affordable Care Act's third open enrollment period has come to a close, Obama administration officials have turned their attention to ensuring that as few customers as possible drop their coverage.

Reports break down final ACA open enrollment stats

Two new reports from the federal government provide more details about who signed up for Affordable Care Act plans during the most recent open enrollment period, how they chose coverage and what they paid.