SCI -- State Implementation of National Health Reform: Harnessing Federal Resources to Meet State Policy Goals

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The report identifies and documents policy options in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and synthesizes the details of federal reform into several broad themes:

  • Maximizing residents’ health coverage and access to care;
  • Helping health care and coverage function more like a traditional, healthy market;
  • Holding insurers accountable for providing high-quality coverage at reasonable cost to the consumer;
  • Reforming the health care delivery system to slow cost growth while improving quality; and
  • Limiting state general fund spending on health care.