Evolving Dynamics of Health Insurance Exchange Implementation

Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the roles of states and the federal government in establishing health insurance exchanges—marketplaces where people can shop for comprehensive and affordable health plans—have evolved considerably. In a post that originally appeared on The Commonwealth Fund Blog, Sarah Dash, Christine Monahan, and Kevin Lucia describe where exchange establishment decisions currently stand. Continue reading

State of the States: Minnesota, New Mexico, and Virginia

On August 9, 2012, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released three new reports prepared by the Urban Institute and CHIR on Minnesota, New Mexico, and Virginia as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Implementation—Monitoring and Tracking series. The reports include detailed case studies on the implementation of health reform in each state and are part of a broader series of reports on ACA implementation in 10 key states. Continue reading