Hospital Community Benefits after the ACA: State Law Changes and Promotion of Community Health

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Hospital community benefit policy is evolving differently by state. Since passage of the ACA in 2010 and subsequent rulemaking, state community benefit policy has increasingly moved beyond a focus on financial assistance policies to pursuing strategies that address the social determinants of health and promote community health. In this issue brief, Hilltop’s Hospital Community Benefit Program examines state-level community benefit oversight by studying specific changes to community benefit statutes, regulations, and policies in 5 select states – Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and New York. The Hilltop Institute also has released an update of its interactive map detailing each state’s community benefit laws.

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Date: Mar 2015
Author: The Hilltop Institute