• Health Insurance: Consumer Resources

    Health Insurance: Consumer Resources

    CHIR develops consumer-friendly fact sheets, resource guides, and online materials to help consumers, navigators, application counselors and others understand health insurance and the health insurance marketplaces.

    Consumer Resources
  • Implementing The ACA

    Implementing The ACA

    CHIR's "Implementing the ACA: Monitoring and Analysis of Insurance Reforms” project, supported by the Commonwealth Fund, monitors and analyzes state action to develop health insurance marketplaces, implement the new market reforms, and maintain a level playing field between health insurance markets.

    ACA Project
  • Rapid Response Project

    Rapid Response Project

    With generous support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CHIR maintains the “Rapid Response” project, an ongoing series of timely issue briefs, blog posts and other analyses to address emerging issues in the implementation of the private health insurance reforms required by the ACA.

    Rapid Response
  • Expert Services

    Expert Services

    CHIR’s expert faculty, comprised of former federal and state health insurance regulators, congressional staff, and health insurance experts, provides ongoing technical assistance to state and federal policymakers and other health care stakeholders.

    Expert Services


In The News

  • Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar speaking at a podium.
    How The Trump Admin Is Using Junk Health Plans To Undermine Obamacare
    February 21, 2018

    When Trump administration’s senior HHS staff unveiled a draft rule this week that would expand the sale of cheap, skimpy, short-term health plans, they described it as a “lifeline” for the currently uninsured, and insisted the rule change won’t destabilize Obamacare’s individual market.

  • A clock where the numbers are replaced with various graphics symbolizing various health care services.
    Trump Administration Proposes Rule To Loosen Curbs On Short-Term Health Plans
    February 20, 2018

    Insurers will again be able to sell short-term health insurance good for up to 12 months under a proposed rule released Tuesday by the Trump administration that could further roil the marketplace.

  • President Donald Trump walking in a dark peacoat.
    Trump Proposal Boosts Skimpy Insurance Plans, Again Undercutting Obamacare
    February 20, 2018

    The Trump administration is proposing to expand the availability of short-term health insurance plans that some deride as “junk insurance” — an effort that could give consumers cheaper coverage options but undermine Obamacare's marketplaces and popular protections for pre-existing medical conditions.

  • Donald Trump posing with a recent Executive Order.
    Trump Administration Takes Another Step To Roll Back Obamacare
    February 20, 2018

    Republican efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act’s insurance reforms continued Tuesday, when the Trump administration proposed regulations that would make it easier for health insurers to sell cheap, short-term policies that leave out key benefits and are available only to people in good health.