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Transparency and Complexity

This fall a new rule takes effect requiring all private health plans to offer a uniform, simple to read, summary of benefits and coverage (SBC).  The SBC will provide consumers with standardized information about how plans cover essential health benefits and what coverage limits and cost sharing applies. The SBC…

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JAMA Forum: The Middle Class Tax Break Hardly Anyone Is Talking About

“The Middle Class Tax Break Hardly Anyone Is Talking About,” Larry Levitt’s August 2012 post for The JAMA Forum, is now available online.

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July Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: A Focus On The Mandate and the Medicaid Expansion in the Aftermath of the Supreme Court Decision

This second July poll reports in further depth on public opinion about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the wake of the Supreme Court decision. The Supreme Court’s decision that the individual mandate was constitutional as a tax appears to have had little impact on opinion about the already largely…

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Pulling it Together: As The International AIDS Conference Convenes, Some Positive News About Public Opinion and HIV

The American people are busy trying to make ends meet and take care of their families and they are constantly bombarded by messaging and spin. They rarely have a full understanding of policy issues and debates. Often it is their strongly held beliefs, whether based on accurate or inaccurate perceptions,…

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Kaiser Poll: Early Reaction to Supreme Court Decision on ACA

Following last week’s Supreme Court’s decision upholding the heart of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a majority of Americans (56 percent) now say they would like to see the law’s detractors stop their efforts to block its implementation and move on to other national problems. In the first of two…

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JAMA Forum: After Supreme Court Ruling on the Health Care Law, Focus Turns to the States … and November

“After Supreme Court Ruling on the Health Care Law, Focus Turns to the States … and November,” Larry Levitt’s June 2012 post for The JAMA Forum, is now online.

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