CSG Health Reform & Policy News

Since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in March 2010, states have launched several initiatives in the effort to preserve their ability to manage health care within their borders.  In addition to the several legal challenges brought by a number of states which are currently being reviewed by various federal circuit courts of appeals, some states have opted for Health Care Compact legislation as an alternative to the health reform bill.

A new report looking at the experiences of five states (CT, MI, MA, NC, WA) as they move through the early period of implementation of federal health reform legislation finds significant hurdles due to political uncertainties and staffing challenges. Anticipating that states will require information and assistance to meet the implementation requirements and timelines of the Affordable Care Act, CSG plans a full day of sessions on health reform during the 2010 Annual Conference in Providence, RI, on December 3-6.

New Kaiser Family Foundation annimated film explains major provisions of the health reform bill in less than 10 minutes.

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Must Reads from Health Policy Director Debra Miller 

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