In less than two years, states can propose waivers under the Affordable Care Act to pursue their own approaches to expanding coverage. A new brief from The Commonwealth Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation State Health Reform Assistance Network examines the waiver program.
A new study in JAMA found 949 data breaches of health information between 2010 and 2013, affecting 29.1 million patient records. In an editorial, David Blumenthal and Deven McGraw reflected on the study’s implications.
A new Commonwealth Fund study suggests that some of the differences in insurance coverage rates and affordability of care among the nation's four largest states may be attributable to health insurance policies in these states before and after the Affordable Care Act took effect.