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Patient Cost-Sharing Under the Affordable Care Act

This report summarizes the ACA’s provisions that are aimed at promoting comprehensive coverage and limiting or reducing patient out-of-pocket costs. The report also details requirements in the law that mandate comprehensive coverage of prescription drugs – which is broadly similar to the scope of prescription drug coverage offered under similar employer sponsored plans and Medicare Part D.

Fact Sheets/Issue Briefs/Talking Points | Issue: Affordable Care Act, E-Publishing (ePub) Documents | Federal | 11/19/2015

Hospital and Provider Consolidation: Negative Impact on Affordability for Consumers (ePub)

There are a number of private sector and public/private initiatives underway to address affordability by lowering or constraining the growth of the health care costs faced by consumers. These initiatives involve health plans and health care providers, and range from the incremental to the potentially transformational.

Fact Sheets/Issue Briefs/Talking Points | Issue: Affordable Care Act, E-Publishing (ePub) Documents, Health Care Costs, Provider Consolidation | 10/16/2014