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Kaiser Permanente -- A Few Cautions About Exchanges

Mar 2011

Alain Enthoven writes in an article for Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy about the state health insurance exchanges.


Hilltop -- Overcoming Interagency Data‐Sharing Barriers:  Lessons from the Maryland Kids First Act

Mar 2011

This issue brief provides an overview of strategies used to identify uninsured children who are eligible for public insurance programs.


CHCS -- Increasing Primary Care Rates, Maximizing Medicaid Access and Quality

Mar 2011

This brief highlights nine critical issues, and identifies efficient implementation approaches that can benefit the primary care delivery system well beyond 2014.


Urban Institute -- Employer-Sponsored Insurance under Health Reform: Reports of Its Demise Are Premature

Mar 2011

This report estimates how the Affordable Care Act would affect employer-sponsored insurance and employer health care costs.


Urban Institute -- Health Reform: A Four-Tranche System

Mar 2011

This package of tables considers interactions between four different provisions of government support for health care that exist under the new health reform law: Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance Subsidies offered through the Exchange, and Employer Sponsored Insurance (ESI).


NIHCR -- Lessons from the Field: Making Accountable Care Organizations Real

Mar 2011

This study examined seven provider organizations’ efforts to implement care delivery changes similar to interventions.


KFF -- State Budgets under Federal Health Reform: The Extent and Causes of Variations in Estimated Impacts

Mar 2011

This report seeks to answer three questions:
1. What is the range of estimates of the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on state budgets?
2. Why do estimated impacts of the ACA on states vary so widely across reported estimates?
3. What conclusions can we draw about the fiscal impact of the ACA on states based on this analysis? 


HHS -- Health Insurance Premiums: Past High Costs Will Become the Present and Future Without Health Reform

Mar 2011

This report examines the past, present, and future regarding the likely effects of the health care law on premiums –along with what might happen without it.


CMWF -- State Scorecard on Child Health System Performance, 2011

Mar 2011

The  State Scorecard on Child Health System Performance, 2011, examines states’ performance on 20 key indicators of children’s health care access, affordability of care, prevention and treatment, the potential to lead healthy lives, and health system equity. The analysis finds wide variation in performance across states. The report includes state-by-state insurance coverage projections for children once relevant provisions of the Affordable Health Act are implemented.

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