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Federal Funding for Health Insurance Exchanges

Description: This report provides a state-by-state breakdown of the grants awarded to date. It then briefly describes the requirement for exchanges to be selfsustaining, and concludes with a discussion of the sources and amounts of funding that Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has used and plans to use to support federally-facilitated exchange (FFE) operations.
Date: July 28, 2014
Creator: Mach, Annie L. & Redhead, C. Stephen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federal Funding for Health Insurance Exchanges

Description: This report discusses the health insurance exchanges established as mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).To fund the establishment of exchanges, the ACA authorizes the HHS Secretary to award grants to states through 2014. Each exchange is expected to generate its own funds to sustain its operations beginning January 1, 2015. This report provides a state-by-state breakdown of the grants awarded to date. It then briefly describes the requirement for exchanges to be self-sustaining, and concludes with a discussion of the sources and amounts of funding that HHS has used and plans to use to support FFE operations.
Date: October 29, 2014
Creator: Mach, Annie L. & Redhead, C. Stephen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federal Funding for Health Insurance Exchanges

Description: This report provides a state-by-state breakdown of the grants awarded to date. It then briefly describes the requirement for exchanges to be selfsustaining, and concludes with a discussion of the sources and amounts of funding that Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has used and plans to use to support federally-facilitated exchange (FFE) operations.
Date: March 28, 2014
Creator: Mach, Annie L. & Redhead, C. Stephen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federal Funding for Health Insurance Exchanges

Description: This report provides a state-by-state breakdown of the health insurance exchange grants awarded to date. It then briefly describes the requirement for exchanges to be selfsustaining, and concludes with a discussion of the sources and amounts of funding that Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has used and plans to use to support federally-facilitated exchange (FFE) operations.
Date: June 11, 2014
Creator: Mach, Annie L. & Redhead, C. Stephen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996: Guidance on Frequently Asked Questions

Description: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 guarantees the availability and renewability of health insurance coverage for certain individuals. It permits a limited number of small businesses and self-employment individuals to establish tax-favored medical savings accounts, increases the tax deduction for health insurance for the self-employed, and amends the Internal Revenue Code to treat private long-term care policies the way health insurance policies and health care expenses are currently treated.
Date: June 4, 1998
Creator: Fuchs, Beth C.; Lyke, Bob; Price, Richard J. & Smith, Madeleine T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federal Requirements on Private Health Insurance Plans

Description: This report provides background information about health plans sold in the private health insurance (PHI) market and briefly describes state and federal regulation of private plans. The second part summarizes selected federal requirements and indicates each requirement's applicability to one or more of the following types of private health plans: individual, small group, large group, and self-insured. Many of the federal requirements described in this report were established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA; P.L. 111-148, as amended); however, some were established under federal laws enacted prior to the ACA.
Date: March 29, 2018
Creator: Mach, Annie L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Private Health Insurance Market Reforms in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Description: This report provides background information about the private health insurance market, including market segments and regulation. It then describes each ACA market reform, grouped under the following categories: obtaining coverage, keeping coverage, cost of purchasing coverage, covered services, cost-sharing limits, consumer assistance and other health care protections, and plan requirements related to health care providers.
Date: February 10, 2016
Creator: Mach, Annie L. & Fernandez, Bernadette
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Health Insurance Coverage: Characteristics of the Insured and Uninsured Populations in 2001

Description: The number of Americans without health insurance rose in 2001 to 41.2 million Americans - an increase of 1.4 million people from 2000. This reverses a two-year trend of falling numbers of uninsured. This report examines the characteristics of both the insured and the uninsured populations in the United States.
Date: November 7, 2002
Creator: Peterson, Chris L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federal Financing for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Description: This report provides an overview of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) financing, beginning with an explanation of the federal matching rate. It describes various aspects of federal CHIP funding, such as the federal appropriation, state allotments, the Child Enrollment Contingency Fund, redistribution funds, and outreach and enrollment grants. The report ends with a section about the future of CHIP funding, including the options for extending CHIP funding and what could happen if federal funding expires.
Date: September 29, 2017
Creator: Mitchell, Alison
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Does Health Insurance Make a Difference?

Description: This background paper reviews and evaluates the available literature linking health insurance coverage with the utilization and process of health care services and with individual health outcomes.
Date: September 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Health Insurance Exchanges Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Description: This report outlines the required minimum functions of state health insurance exchanges and explains how exchanges are expected to be established and administered under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The coverage offered through exchanges is discussed, and the report concludes with a discussion of how exchanges will interact with selected other ACA provisions.
Date: October 10, 2012
Creator: Fernandez, Bernadette & Mach, Annie L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Health Insurance Coverage: Characteristics of the Insured and Uninsured Populations in 2000

Description: Nearly one out of seven Americans were without health insurance for all of 2000. This was the second consecutive annual decrease in the percentage of uninsured people. The largest gain in health insurance coverage was in the employment-based coverage. This report examines the characteristics of both the insured and the uninsured populations in the United States.
Date: February 26, 2002
Creator: Peterson, Chris L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Premium Tax Credits and Federal Health Insurance Exchanges: Questions and Answers

Description: Legal challenges that may have a substantial impact on the implementation and operation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) concern whether premium tax credits are available for millions of individuals participating in federally administered health insurance exchanges. The Supreme Court has decided to weigh in on this issue in King v. Burwell. This report provides background on provisions of ACA relevant to this issue. It then answers questions concerning the legal challenges and potential implications of the Court's decision in King.
Date: December 19, 2014
Creator: Staman, Jennifer A.; Lunder, Erika K. & Shedd, Daniel T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Cancellation of Nongroup Health Insurance Policies

Description: This report provides background information about health insurance cancellations, non-renewals and rescissions, including applicable federal rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and ACA.
Date: November 19, 2013
Creator: Fernandez, Bernadette & Mach, Annie L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP): Available Health Insurance Options

Description: This report discusses the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), a program administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which is statutorily given the authority to contract with qualified carriers offering plans and to prescribe regulations necessary to carry out the statute, among other duties.
Date: February 13, 2013
Creator: Mach, Annie L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP): Available Health Insurance Options

Description: This report discusses the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), a program administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which is statutorily given the authority to contract with qualified carriers offering plans and to prescribe regulations necessary to carry out the statute, among other duties.
Date: November 13, 2013
Creator: Mach, Annie L. & Cornell, Ada S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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