The Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers a number of ways to improve health care delivery, enabling states to create accountable care organizations (ACOs), health homes, health insurance exchanges, or basic health programs. The big question is: “Will the need for safety net providers remain if these provisions are implemented?” read more
state of implementation
As states anticipate increased enrollment in health coverage programs and the establishment of health insurance exchanges by 2014, a common goal has emerged – make enrollment systems as streamlined as possible to handle the increase in eligible individuals.
During NASHP’s 24th Annual State Health Policy Conference held in early October, state leaders came together to share best practices and brainstorm ideas about this among other topics related to implementation of health care reform. read more
For those of us well beyond our school years, the idea of cramming for an exam or relying on crib notes to get ready for a test may be less familiar, but the image of a student huddling over a copy of Cliff’s Notes came to mind this week as we think about so many state officials and others rushing to finish their comments on the massive eligibility and exchange proposed rules before October 31. How can states with so much already on their plate running their programs, planning for Medicaid and CHIP expansions and system changes, and building new Exchanges and IT systems also rea read more
In a September 2011 webinar, Lorez Meinhold of Colorado, Dan Meuse of Rhode Island, and Joel Cantor of Rutgers University in New Jersey all participated in a thoughtful discussion on their experiences bringing the public into the health reform conversation. read more