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Hospitals stand to lose $167B in non-Medicaid expansion states

Hospitals in the 24 states that didn't expand Medicaid will lose $167.8 billion in additional funding to offset cuts to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement under healthcare reform, an analysis...

MO, KS hospitals may lose nearly $10B in Medicaid payments

Hospitals in Kansas and Missouri--two contiguous states whose lawmakers rejected Medicaid expansion--will pay a heavy price for that decision, according to a recent study by the Urban Institute.

Who and where are the uninsured consumers?

Almost 14 percent of the American adult population remains uninsured since open enrollment closed three months ago, according to the Health Reform Monitoring Survey from the Urban Institute. The survey parsed out various characteristics of the remaining uninsured, which can help insurers target their outreach and education efforts as they focus on the 2015 enrollment period.

RWJF brief examines differences in US, European disparity strategies

A new policy brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute compares efforts to reduce healthcare disparities in the United States and the European Union.

Report: Healthcare reform won't destroy jobs

The Affordable Care Act likely won't have a major impact on employment throughout the country, despite several contradicting reports, concludes a new analysis from the Urban Institute.

Disruption necessary to reform insurance market

Despite public outcry over insurers canceling individual plans, the Affordable Care Act won't create major disruptions throughout the health insurance industry, according to a policy brief from the Urban Institute. Besides, making much-needed reforms to health insurance is impossible without some sort of interruption or disturbance to the status quo.

Medicaid expansion in Indiana could cut the number of uninsured by more than half

A state whose governor is among the most fervent opponents of the Affordable Care Act would see its residents--and hospitals--benefit the most from the expansion of the Medicaid program, the  Indianapolis Star  reported.

House votes to delay two critical components of healthcare reform

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to delay for a year the requirement that Americans obtain health insurance under the provisions of the 2010 healthcare reform law, the New York Times reported.

Report: Predictions of rate shock for young adults are 'overstated'

Insurers have been warning that the reform law's age-rating provision will cause "rate shock" among consumers, particularly young adults. But a new report from the Urban Institute says those fears are overstated.

State floats fishy Medicaid data as election nears

With the presidential election finally arriving, healthcare providers will know in about a week if the Affordable Care Act survives mostly intact or will either be repealed outright or chiseled away...