HIV hospitalizations decreased in Medicaid expansion states

A new study from Health Affairs examines the influence of the Affordable Care Act's optional state Medicaid expansion on insurance coverage and health outcomes for hospitalized patients with HIV. The study found that in four ACA expansion states, the percentage of uninsured hospitalizations for people with HIV declined from 13.7 percent to 5.5 percent. Additionally, the study found that in two non-expansion states, the percentage increased from 14.5 percent to 15.7 percent. Study abstract

Suggested Articles

Regardless of who wins the elections in November, there are three issues that are going to dominate the healthcare discussion in Congress in 2021.

A new CMS report estimates that premiums for the second-cheapest silver tier plan will decline by 2% on HealthCare.gov next year.

Premiums on the ACA's exchanges for 2021 are expected to rise by about 1% as insurers struggle to figure out the impact of COVID-19, KFF report finds.