State of the States: Trends from 10 Key States

Today, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released four new cross-cutting reports prepared by the Urban Institute and CHIR on trends in 10 key states regarding the early market reforms, state insurance exchange development, rate review, and plan participation and competition within the exchange. Katie Keith provides an overview of these reports and their findings. Continue reading

The Results are In: Now What?

With the fundamental direction of health policy in our country on the line, Americans across the country have been waiting with baited breath for Election Day. But those who were hoping for an end to all the prognostication and crystal ball-gazing might not yet get their wish. Sarah Dash provides a look at what the election results mean for the future of the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading

State of the States: California and Colorado Identify EHB Benchmark Plans

Last week, California became the second state in the nation to pass legislation adopting its essential health benefits benchmark plan while Colorado became the eighth state to publically recommend a benchmark plan. Max Levin summarizes these developments and provides an update on state implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s essential health benefits requirements. Continue reading