The ACA is Doing Fine Without a Mandate Penalty

In an Axios column, Drew Altman explains that the elimination of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate penalty has had little impact on how the ACA’s insurance markets are working, showing that “the marketplaces continue to function, even when ‘severed’ from the mandate penalty,” and undercutting a central argument in the lawsuit seeking to strike […]

Analysis: 4.7 Million Uninsured People Nationally Could Get a No-Premium Bronze Plan in the ACA Marketplace,Though Deductibles Would be High

As the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period nears an end in most areas this week, a new KFF analysis finds that 4.7 million currently uninsured people could get a bronze-level plan for 2020 and pay nothing in premiums after factoring in tax credits, though the deductibles would be high. That works out to 28…More […]

HIV, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), and Women: An Emerging Policy Landscape

Intimate partner violence (IPV), has been shown to be associated with increased risk for HIV among women, as well as poorer treatment outcomes for those already diagnosed. In addition, it has been suggested that women are at greater risk of experiencing violence upon disclosing their HIV status to partners. Policy changes, including those related to […]