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March 25, 2014 - Thirty-two million people under age 65 were underinsured in the U.S. in 2012, meaning they had health coverage but it provided inadequate protection against high health care costs relative to their income. This report finds that the rate of underinsured ranged from a low of 8 percent in New Hampshire to highs of 17 percent in Idaho and Utah.
March 14, 2014 - This brief examines state decisions to enhance the value of the small-business marketplaces for small employers and finds that most have set predictable participation and eligibility requirements and will offer a competitive choice of insurers and plans.
March 12, 2013 - A March 12 webinar drew on a Commonwealth Fund brief that examines state action on these protections. The event was cosponsored by the Progressive States Network.
March 7, 2014 - Many Americans whose insurance policies were canceled recently will now be able to keep their health plans for an additional two years. Commonwealth Fund Vice President Sara Collins says that while the extension carries some risks for the nation’s newly regulated insurance markets, its ultimate effects are likely to be small.