Health Reform Resources

Health Reform

The Health Reform Resource Center: What's in the Affordable Care Act?

Visit the Health Reform Resource Center, where you can explore the provisions of the Affordable Care Act and find the latest regulations. View the timeline for the highlights of the law, or use the "Find Health Reform Provisions" tool to search for specific provisions by year, category, and/or stakeholder group.

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When Unemployed Means Uninsured

August 24, 2011 - In this period of chronically high unemployment, millions of Americans are losing their health insurance coverage along with their jobs. A Commonwealth Fund brief finds that unemployed workers have few affordable coverage options. While the Affordable Care Act will provide new options, extending subsidies for COBRA would further protect unemployed workers, the authors say.

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The Colorado Beacon Consortium: Strengthening the Capacity for Health Care Delivery Transformation in Rural Communities

April 18, 2013 - This case study describes how one of the 17 Beacon sites, the Colorado Beacon Consortium, has strengthened the capacity of local health care providers to exchange health data and transform clinical care.

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Health Care Payment and Delivery Reform in Minnesota Medicaid

March 1, 2013 - Minnesota's Medicaid program is a leader in piloting innovative health care payment and delivery reforms. This case study is one of three in a series on innovations being undertaken by states to improve quality and efficiency in their Medicaid programs.

Washington Health Policy in Review

Washington Health Policy Week in Review - September 26, 2011

Senators press for faster action on streamlining care of "dual eligibles"; parents' health insurance lures young adults; HHS and states discuss exchange collaboration; and more.