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Guidance on the State Partnership Exchange

Jan 2013

The Center for Consumer Information and Insurnace Oversight (CCIIO) has released guidance for states that are considering implementing a State Partnership Exchange. This guidance provides a framework and roadmap, in addition to describing how the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will work with states independent of State Partnership Exchange.


FAQ on Exchanges, Market Reform, and Medicaid

Dec 2012

CMS has published answers to frequently asked questions on health insurance exchanges, market reforms, and Medicaid expansion


Basic Health Program Brief

Dec 2012

The ACA provides for additional means of expanding coverage beyond expanding Medicaid and establishing exchanges, including allowing states to run a so-called Basic Health Program beginning in 2014. This policy brief explores the issues surrounding the Basic Health Program and outlines options for states.


State Revenue Report

Oct 2012

New data show states’ tax collections grew for the 10th straight quarter through mid-2012. However, growth rates in state tax revenues have slowed, and state revenues are still lower in nominal and real terms than they were in 2008.


Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011

Sep 2012

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that in 2011 the number of people without health insurance coverage declined from 50.0 million in 2010 to 48.6 million in 2011, as did the percentage without coverage - from 16.3 percent in 2010 to 15.7 percent in 2011.


Employer Health Benefits 2012 Annual Survey

Sep 2012

This annual survey of employers provides a detailed look at trends in employer-sponsored health coverage, including premiums, employee contributions, cost-sharing provisions, and other relevant information.


Predicting the Health Insurance Coverage Impacts of Complex Policy Changes: A New Tool for States

Aug 2012

This brief, prepared by State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), overviews the SHADAC Projection Model, a  spreadsheet model that states can use to estimate the impacts of policy changes on health insurance coverage.


ACA Implementation—Monitoring and Tracking: Minnesota Site Visit Report

Aug 2012

This is the sixth state-specific report, in a series of ten, from the Urban Institute to track and monitor the implementation process and effects of the ACA. This reports look at the progress underway in Minnesota.


State Network Annual Meeting Plenary Presentations

Jul 2012

Select presentations from the State Network's Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon.


Maryland Health Care Reform Simulation Model: Detailed Analysis and Methodology

Jul 2012

This Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland report on the economic impact of health reform in Maryland found that the ACA will benefit the state’s budget by more than $600 million through 2020, generate more than $3 billion in annual economic activity, and create more than 26,000 jobs.

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