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4 creative ways to reach customers amid qualifying life events

Payers need to get creative in order to reach customers who need insurance outside of the typical open enrollment period, according to a recent report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

3 ways grantmakers can promote payment reform

In a time of major shakeups for how healthcare providers are paid, there are several steps funders can take to promote meaningful payment reforms, according to a Health Affairs blog post. Here are three of those steps. 

Study: Adverse decision in King v. Burwell could cost hospitals billions

Should the U.S. Supreme Court invalidate tax subsidies to purchase insurance in more than three dozen states later this year, it would likely have a devastating impact on healthcare spending moving forward, particularly at the hospital level, according to a new study.

Fewer than half of private-sector workers now covered by employer-sponsored insurance

The Affordable Care Act in a post-recession era may be detrimental to employer-sponsored insurance, according to a new  report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Working class would be hit hardest by ACA subsidy repeal

If the Supreme Court sides with the plaintiffs in the King v Burwell case, low- and middle-income workers will be hit hardest,  according to an Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  r eport. 

ACA subsidies 'essential' to individual market, studies show

If the U.S. Supreme Court determines federal subsidies are illegal when it rules in the King v. Burwell case, it would dramatically increase costs and lower enrollment in the individual market, according to two separate studies.

Women struggle to pay for medical care more often than men

While many Americans have trouble paying for their healthcare, women find it especially hard.

Federal government, states unprepared for infectious outbreak

The United States is woefully underprepared for potential future disease outbreaks, according to a new report from the Trust for America's Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program focuses on how data can improve health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is setting its sights on improving healthcare through data and information.

Does coordinated care also drive up its cost?

The desire to better coordinate the delivery of healthcare services may also drive up the cost of that care, Bloomberg Businessweek reported.