Research Report State Implementation of National Health Reform: Harnessing Federal Resources to Meet State Policy Goals
Stan Dorn
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This report for the State Coverage Initiatives program of AcademyHealth explores how states could use resources provided by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to achieve five goals:

- Increasing coverage and access to care;
- Reforming health insurance to function more like a traditional market;
- Holding insurers accountable;
- Reforming health care delivery to slow cost growth and improve quality; and
- Reduce state budget deficits.

The paper, "State Implementation of National Health Reform: Harnessing Federal Resources to Meet State Policy Goals," concludes that federal legislation gives states powerful new tools for making progress towards longstanding policy objectives.

Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health insurance Federal health care reform Health care delivery and payment Health equity Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State health care reform Disability and long-term care Medicare
Policy Centers Health Policy Center