Bigger May Be Better for Health Insurers, but Doubts Remain for Consumers

Deals among the nation’s largest health insurers in recent weeks have been almost head-spinning. But whatever the details, if the combinations are finalized, the result will be an industry dominated by three colossal insurers. Consumer advocates, policy experts and former regulators say that what may be good for the insurers may not be good for […]

Financial Security for Future Retirees: Florida Scores 3 out of 10

Florida like every state faces challenges to the financial security of future retirees. The state’s 3 out of 10 score on the Financial Security Scorecard means that the next generation has a much lower potential for financial security in retirement than counterparts in many other states. The scorecard considers: future income, key retiree costs, and […]

Senators Ask GAO for Assisted Living Medicaid Report

U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) requested in a letter dated July 8, 2015 that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) undertake a review of Medicaid spending and federal and state oversight of care provided to Medicaid enrollees in assisted living facilities. The senators, all members […]

Too sick to care: Direct-care workers, Medicaid expansion, and the coverage gap

Uses original research to show that nearly 500,000 direct-care workers are shut out of Medicaid eligibility because their states have refused to expand the program under the terms of the Affordable Care Act. These workers, who live in the 21 “non-expansion” states, fall into the “coverage gap,” the report says; they earn too much money to qualify […]