New Website Provides an In-Depth Guide to Major Health Reform Provisions

September 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Millions of Americans will gain access to quality, affordable health coverage in 2014 under health reform.  Since they’ll begin enrolling in coverage through the new health insurance marketplaces on October 1, the Center has created an online resource for the people working on the front lines to help consumers access the new coverage options.

A new Center website — Health Reform Beyond the Basics, at — houses the materials produced for the “Beyond the Basics of Health Reform” series of webinars hosted by Center health experts.  The webinars provide an in-depth look at the major eligibility and enrollment issues related to health reform.  Webinar topics have included how premium tax credits will be calculated and used to lower the cost of health coverage, how an offer of coverage from an employer will affect a person’s eligibility for premium credits, and the new rules for calculating income, among others.

Recordings of each webinar, along with the accompanying slide decks, are posted to the Beyond the Basics website.  We are also producing a detailed set of frequently asked questions related to each webinar topic.  The first two FAQs, about premium tax credits and cost-sharing charges in plans offered through the marketplaces, can be found here.

We will add new content to the website frequently, so bookmark, and check back for information about upcoming webinars and our latest papers and blogs related to health reform implementation.

Click here to visit the new site.

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Jesse Cross-Call

Jesse Cross-Call is a Policy Analyst in the Health Policy division of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. In this role he examines issues related to the implementation of health reform and provides information and technical assistance to state and local officials, providers, and nonprofit organizations who are working on issues related to expanding coverage to the uninsured through Medicaid and the new health reform marketplaces.

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  1. Jan Baer, Indiana #

    I’d love to use a text version to read the guide. My data plan can’t handle long videos. Didn’t see a “Text” option.

    • Jesse Cross-Call #

      If the length of the videos are a problem, I’d suggest using the slide decks and Frequently Asked Questions. Both sets of these resources can be found in the ‘Library’ section of the website.”

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