States in Action Archive

States in Action: Innovations in State Health Policy, is a former publication of the State Health Policy and Practices program. This bimonthly newsletter tracked innovative strategies certain states used to stretch health care dollars and improve the quality of care.

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Related Publications

Commonwealth Fund Publications 

B. Biles and G. Arnold, Medicare Advantage Reforms: Comparing House and Senate Bills, The Commonwealth Fund, December 2009.

R. R. Bovbjerg, S. Dorn, and J. Macri et al., COBRA Subsidies for Laid-Off Workers: An Initial Report Card, The Commonwealth Fund, December 2009.

D. M. Cutler, K. Davis, and K. Stremikis, Why Health Reform Will Bend the Cost Curve, Center for American Progress and The Commonwealth Fund, December 2009.

K. Davis, S. Guterman, S. R. Collins et al., Starting on the Path to a High Performance Health System: Analysis of Health System Reform Provisions of Reform Bills in the House of Representatives and Senate, The Commonwealth Fund, December 2009.

T. S. Jost, Health Insurance Exchanges in Health Care Reform: Legal and Policy Issues, The Commonwealth Fund, December 2009.

J. L. Nicholson and S. R. Collins, Young, Uninsured, and Seeking Change: Health Coverage of Young Adults and Their Views on Health Reform—Findings from the Commonwealth Fund Survey of Young Adults, 2009, The Commonwealth Fund, December 2009.

M. Bailit and C. Koller, Using Insurance Standards and Policy Levers to Build a High Performance Health System, The Commonwealth Fund, November 2009.

F. J. Crosson, S. Guterman, N. Taylor et al., How Can Medicare Lead Delivery System Reform?, The Commonwealth Fund, November 2009.

G. Atkinson, State Hospital Rate-Setting Revisited, The Commonwealth Fund, October 2009.

R. I. Stone, N. Bryant, and L. Barbarotta, Supporting Culture Change: Working Toward Smarter State Nursing Home Regulation, The Commonwealth Fund, October 2009.

S. Zuckerman, K. Merrell, R. Berenson et al., Incremental Cost Estimates for the Patient-Centered Medical Home, The Commonwealth Fund, October 2009.

Related Publications
J. Holahan, Alternatives for Financing Medicaid Expansions in Health Reform, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, The Urban Institute, December 2009.

G. M. Kenney, A. Cook, and L. Dubay, Progress Enrolling Children in Medicaid/CHIP: Who Is Left and What Are the Prospects for Covering More Children?, The Urban Institute, December 2009.

K. Purington, State Strategies for Care Coordination, Case Management, and Linkages for Young Children: A Scan of State Medicaid, Title V, and Part C Agencies, National Academy for State Health Policy, December 2009.

J. Rosenthal and C. Hanlon, Nonpayment for Preventable Events and Conditions: Aligning State and Federal Policies to Drive Health System Improvement, National Academy for State Health Policy, December 2009.

S. Dorn, I. Hill, and S. Hogan, The Secrets of Massachusetts' Success: Why 97 Percent of State Residents Have Health Coverage, The Urban Institute, November 2009.

D. Justice, C. Hess, and A. Weil, State Policymakers' Priorities for Improving the Health System, National Academy for State Health Policy, November 2009.

U. Ranji, A. Salganicoff, A. Stewart et al., State Medicaid Coverage of Family Planning Services: Summary of State Survey Findings, The Kaiser Family Foundation and The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, November 2009.

U. Ranji, A. Salganicoff, A. Stewart et al., State Medicaid Coverage of Perinatal Services: Summary of State Survey Findings, The Kaiser Family Foundation and The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, November 2009.

S. Rosenbaum, J. H. Thorpe, and S. Schroth, Supporting Alternative Integrated Models for Dual Eligibles: A Legal Analysis of Current and Future Options, Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc., November 2009.

A. Weil et al., A State Policymakers' Guide to Federal Health Reform; Part I: Anticipating How Federal Health Reform Will Affect States, National Academy for State Health Policy, November 2009.

A. Weil, J. Scott, A. Gauthier et al., Supporting State Policymakers' Implementation of Federal Health Reform, National Academy for State Health Policy, November 2009.

K. Devers and R. A. Berenson, Can Accountable Care Organizations Improve the Value of Health Care by Solving the Cost and Quality Quandaries?, The Urban Institute, October 2009.

D. Friedsam, L. Leininger, A. Bergum et al., Wisconsin's BadgerCare Plus Coverage Expansion and Simplification: Early Data on Program Impact, State Health Access Data Assistance Center, October 2009.

G. M. Kenney, V. Lynch, S. Zuckerman et al., Variation in Insurance Coverage Across Congressional Districts: New Estimates from 2008, The Urban Institute, October 2009.

R. G. Kronick, M. Bella, and T. P. Gilmber, The Faces of Medicaid III: Refining the Portrait of People with Multiple Chronic Conditions, Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc., October 2009.

S. K. Long and L. Phadera, Estimates of Health Insurance Coverage in Massachusetts from the 2009 Massachusetts Health Insurance Survey, The Urban Institute, October 2009.

M. Bebinger, Mission Not Yet Accomplished? Massachusetts Contemplates Major Moves on Cost Containment, Health Affairs, September/October 2009 28:1373–81.

Multimedia and Interactive Resources

Webcast: Preparing for Health Reform: A Conversation with State Policymakers, National Academy for State Health Policy, November 2009.

Interactive Tool: Side-by-Side Comparison of Major Health Care Reform Proposals,  Kaiser Family Foundation, Updated November 2009. 

Interactive Tool: Statehealthfacts.org, Kaiser Family Foundation, Updated November 2009.

Interactive Tool: State Health Access Data Assistance Center Data Center, November 2009.

Webinar: Establishing Accountable Physical/Behavioral Health Care Homes: Medicaid Innovations, Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc., October 2009.


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