Issue Briefs and Reports

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SCI Webinar: Basic Health Program

Apr 2011

On November 17, State Coverage Initiatives hosted a webinar that explored the pros and cons of the Basic Health Program. This option under the Affordable Care Act lets states provide their low-income residents ineligible for Medicaid with coverage that may be more affordable than subsidized health plans in the exchange.


SCI-Wisconsin's Exchange Website Prototype Webinar

Dec 2010

On December 21, 2010, State Coverage Initiatives hosted a webinar  that allowed states to view a ground-breaking prototype website developed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to support one-stop eligibility determination for their Medicaid and exchange populations. The webinar also covered key policy and design issues related to exchange eligibility and enrollment.


Urban/RWJF/SCI -- Health Reform Across the States: Increased Ins Coverage and Federal Spending on the Exchanges and Medicaid

Mar 2011

A new report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation estimates the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on states, in particular the increases in insurance coverage, subsidies in the exchanges, Medicaid enrollment and federal spending.


SCI -- Health Care Exchanges: Key Issues for State Implementation

Sep 2010

This issue brief delves into some of the details of the health insurance Exchange, as defined by the ACA, and highlights a number of key issues for states to consider.


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

Sep 2010

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.

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