By Dania Palanker and Nia Denise Gooding
The implementation of the Reasonably priced Care Act (ACA) led to historic reductions in racial and ethnic disparities associated to medical health insurance protection. Nonetheless, equal entry to well being protection isn’t sufficient to make sure well being fairness. Within the context of well being protection, well being fairness entails eliminating boundaries that stop all enrollees from dwelling as wholesome a life as doable. Federal and state-based marketplaces can take actions to extend well being fairness by implementing new insurance policies resembling requiring insurers to contract with important group suppliers, requiring preventive care protection, and prohibiting discriminatory well being profit design and different types of discrimination.
Of their newest transient for the Commonwealth Fund, CHIR’s Dania Palanker and Nia Denise Gooding look at how 4 state-based medical health insurance marketplaces (California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, and Massachusetts) have acted to cut back well being inequity. The transient additionally outlines concerns for state-based marketplaces creating a well being fairness technique, together with alternatives and limitations beneath present legislation and data marketplaces must greatest implement well being fairness plans. You possibly can learn the total challenge transient right here.