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State News

Setting Up Health Insurance Exchanges: What Are States Doing?

Health insurance exchanges form the backbone of the private insurance reforms called for in the Affordable Care Act, as they will create a marketplace in [...]

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State-Based Coverage Solutions: The California Health Benefit Exchange

California was the first state to create its own health insurance exchange after the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Now, a new report from [...]

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Analysis: Current And Potential Uses of Online Applications For Medicaid and CHIP

An analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured provides an overview of states’ online applications for Medicaid and CHIP and examines [...]

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How Will Health Reform Affect State Budgets?

As states continue to experience shortfalls as a result of the recession, some are arguing that health reform places an untenable burden on state budgets. [...]

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Designing an Exchange: A Toolkit for State Policymakers

The National Academy of Social Insurance has released a toolkit for state policymakers on issues related to designing and implementing a state health insurance exchange. [...]

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State of the States: Laying the Foundation for Health Reform

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released a new publication detailing developments in state health reform policy over the course of 2010.

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Insurance Premiums Rose Faster than Wages from 2003-2009

According to a new report issued by the Commonwealth Fund, premiums for employer-sponsored family health insurance increased an average of 41 percent across states from [...]

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South Dakota Launches Health Reform Website

South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds last week announced the launch of a new website designed to help consumers and employers understand how health reform will [...]

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National Council Releases Updated Summary, State Association Roadmap

The National Council has published two new resources to help states, providers, and consumers prepare for upcoming changes under healthcare reform: Our updated health reform [...]

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Overview of State Legislative and Executive Implementation Actions

The National Conference of State Legislatures has compiled an overview of state legislative and executive branch implementation efforts related to health care reform. Since September [...]

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