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Medicaid expansion, better outreach key to lowing uninsured Hispanic rate

While the Affordable Care Act has helped lower the overall uninsured rate, a large percentage of Hispanic Americans still lack health coverage. The key to lowering this population's uninsured rate might be found in expanding Medicaid and improving outreach initiatives, sais a new study from the Commonwealth Fund.

ACA public approval at highest levels since 2012

The percentage of Americans with a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act has surpassed the percentage of those with an unfavorable view for the first time since November 2012, according to the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll.

Urban Institute says spending trends on major downturn

Despite the recent alarms about healthcare costs creeping up again, a new and extensive study by the Urban Institute suggests that they will continue to remain low in the years to come, with the Affordable Care Act playing some yet-to-be fully defined role.

Report: Physician practices not hit by ACA access crisis

Despite opposition from its start five years ago, some fears related to the Affordable Care Act have failed to materialize. For example, the 16.4 million Americans who gained private health insurance over the past years did not flood physician office waiting rooms nearly to the extent anticipated. 

5 factors will shape what happens to ACA in next 5 years

The Affordable Care Act faced hurdles and achieved milestones in its first five years. Now that its anniversary has passed, attention turns to what's in store for the future of healthcare reform.

Obama administration launches partnership to speed transition to value-based care

At a White House event Wednesday, President Barack Obama kicked off the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, a wide-reaching, public-private collaboration that the administration hopes will speed up the transition to value-based payment models.

Poll: Gap narrows between favorable and unfavorable views of ACA

The gap between Americans who oppose and favor  the Affordable Care Act has narrowed to the closest margin in over two years.

5 post-ACA healthcare trends to watch

Despite Republican lawmakers' continued attempts to derail healthcare reform and the uncertainty over the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling in the King v. Burwell case, the Affordable Care Act has had a profound impact on the healthcare industry in the last five years and will continue to do, according to a new report by PwC.

Once the King v. Burwell nonsense is finished, focus must shift to strengthening ACA

Once the U.S. Supreme rules against the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell this June, it will be high time for the supporters of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to foreclose against further actions to kill...

AHA supports bill to repeal Independent Payment Advisory Board

The Independent Payment Advisory Boardmay be one of the most obscure yet unpopular components of the Affordable Care Act. And the nation's hospital sector has added its voice to those against the IPAB,  AHA News Now  has reported.