State of the States 2010

2010 State of the States: The State We're In

State of the States Report Cover


Full Report (pdf)

Letter from the Director
& Executive Summary

Many states made great strides in implementing local reforms in 2009, despite the constraints of the recession and uncertainty about the impact of potential federal reforms. These innovations are documented in this year’s State of the States: The State We’re In.

The State We’re In tells the story of how states:
  • protected Medicaid during a time of serious fiscal constraints;
  • increased coverage for kids;
  • responded to falling employer-sponsored coverage rates;
  • experimented with exchanges and other ways to organize local insurance markets;
  • addressed rising delivery system costs by improving care coordination: and,
  • explored novel ways to re-think health care payment systems.


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