Annual Features

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The Annual Features section of the 2009 State of the States highlights emerging issues in state health policy.  It includes articles on Section 125 plans, provider taxes, developments in State Children's Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP), as well as an overview of SCI's Coverage Institute.  Two additional articles look at themes and trends related to small group market reforms and efforts to contain costs and improve quality at the state level.


Cost Containment and Quality Improvement StrategiesSmall Group Market Reform Strategies, SCHIP Moves Forward in the Face of UncertaintyProvider Taxes: Worth a Second LookCoverage Institute Offers In-Depth Technical Assistance to StatesLooking Forward