Young Adults, School Health Centers And Cost-Cutting: Examining Elements Of The Health Law’s Implementation
News outlets report on various provisions of the health law and their impact on the marketplace and access to care.
Journal of the American Medical Association: Author Insights: More Young Adults Insured After Health Reform Law Passed
A popular provision of the Affordable Care Act that allowed young adults to remain covered by a parent's health insurance policy until age 26 years appears to be having the intended effect of boosting the number of individuals in this age group who are insured, according to analysis by scientists from the US Department of Health and Human Services, published in JAMA today (Kuehn, 3/6).
NPR: Health Centers At Schools Get A Funding Boost
Under the federal health care law, money is going out around the country to help school campuses boost health services for their students. ... The law set aside $200 million dollars for these centers around the country. So far the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services says 43 states have received funding to treat more than half a million new patients (Weiss, 3/6).
The Fiscal Times: Health Plans Undergo Major Changes to Cut Costs
The health care insurance industry, whose policy making council is meeting in Washington this week, is beginning to roll out private plans for the working-age population that incorporate most of the changes foreseen for Medicare in the Affordable Care Act. They include creation of accountable care organizations, coordinated care and medical homes on the delivery side and bundled payments, pay-for-performance and shared savings with providers on the payment side (Goozner, 3/6).