The Commonwealth Fund has published an article in Health Affairs which looks at churning and what can be done to reduce it. “Churning” is when an individual’s income fluctuates and they go between Medicaid eligibility and eligibility for coverage through the Marketplace. This can have a negative effect on people’s health as it disrupts their continuity of care when, for instance, providers are in one network, but not another. As a result, it not only affects the individual’s health, but it can increase the cost associated with their care as well. So the Commonwealth Fund looked at various solutions used in the past to reduce churning. The infographic below shows some of what they found. The full article is available in Health Affairs, but if you want to read the Commonwealth Fund’s summary of the article, click here to download it. Previously, we had posted a blog on churning and included some resources to help you better understand it and its effects. To access that blog post, click here. Finally, this is not the first time the Commonwealth Fund has looked at this issue. To read our news item about another report they released, click here.