RAND-The Impact of the Coverage-Related Provisions of the ACA on Insurance Coverage and State Care Expenditures in CT

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will allow more individuals to recieve health insurance coverage. The coverage-expansion provisions in the ACA will impose costs to the states, but exact costs are still unknown. This brief describes RAND's preliminary analysis of the impact of the ACA on Connecticut. RAND's predictive model found that in Connecticut in 2016, the unisured rate will fall to 5 percent compared to 11 percent without the ACA. The report also suggests that Connecticut's health care spending will decrease 10 percent during 2011-2020 period due to the health care law. The decrease is due to the subsitution of covering residents in the State-Administered General Assistance program with the federal subsidies offered under the ACA.

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Date: Apr 2011
Author: David Auerbach, et. al.