The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) included measures to create a stable insurance market where individual consumers could obtain affordable, comprehensive insurance. However, actions by the federal government have lessened weakened the market for individual insurance, limiting consumers’ ability to obtain comprehensive insurance at a reasonable price. A Better Health Insurance Market for Oregon explores how the state can stabilize the market by reducing uncertainty and risk for insurers and encouraging healthier consumers to continue to buy insurance coverage. To achieve long-term stability for all consumers, however, Oregon must also pursue options for reducing the high cost of health care.

As cities look for solutions to tackle climate change, air pollution, traffic and pedestrian deaths, they should move the cars causing those problems out of the way and let the buses through. 

Alana Miller

By incorporating shared options into cities’ transportation networks, people will have more opportunities to meet their needs without driving solo in a personal car, freeing up street space, reducing emissions, and expanding access to the good things cities have to offer.

Alana Miller

Across the country, thousands of miles of waterways are threatened by at least one of five major potential sources of contamination: coal ash pits, oil pipelines and trains, fracking wastewater pits, animal waste lagoons, and toxic chemical storage facilities. These five factsheets provide summaries of each threat, with recommendations for protecting America's waterways now and in the future.

Gideon Weissman

Our work with U.S. PIRG on Highway Boondoggles was highlighted by TransitCenter's Steven Higadishe in his opinion piece for The Hill, which links transportation and climate change.

Forbes referenced findings from Frontier Group and U.S. PIRG's 2018 report on debt collection.

Analyst R.J. Cross spoke to Marketplace about the dangers of rising auto debt for consumers and the link to America's car-dependent transportation system. 

Our report Solar Homes found that installing solar energy on all new home construction could triple U.S. solar capacity by 2045. The report was convered by CleanTechnica and cited in UtilityDive's analysis of California's new solar homes policy.

Every two years, Frontier Group analysts take a step back to review the “lay of the land” on their issue areas, including transportation, global warming and conservation. Our 2019 series is available here.

Analyst R.J. Cross commented on Maine's transparency website for the Washington Time's analysis of the transparency legacy of outgoing Governor Paul LePage.