This grant supports George Washington University in continuing to provide impartial and accessible, yet in-depth, analysis of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the implementation process through the Health Reform GPS website. Entering its third year, the project will maintain the analytic and chronicling features of the website, as well as increase its analysis of final regulations and updating proposed and interim regulations and guidelines.

Health Reform GPS's resources include: (1) Health Reform implementation briefs, which succinctly analyze specific aspects of the law; (2) An up-to-date, comprehensive environmental scan of developments related to the ACA, including a chronicle of key implementation milestones, as well as congressional developments potentially impacting implementation; and (3) Links to third-party documents related to Health Reform GPS analyses.

Grantee Info

George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services

2300 Eye Street, N.W., Ross Hall 719
Washington, DC 20052-0011

(202) 994-2160

Joel Teitelbaum, JD, LLM
Project Director

(202) 994-4233

Featured Implementation Brief

Will Uninsured People Who Lack Bank Accounts be Able to Participate in the Health Insurance Marketplace? CMS’ Proposed Rules

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) creates health insurance exchanges, or online marketplaces where individuals can purchase insurance plans, but many uninsured face potential roadblocks because they lack credit cards and bank accounts.

In their Health Reform GPS implementation brief, George Washington University's Nancy Lopez and Sara Rosenbaum review HHS’ proposed rules to broaden the types of payment insurers accept for premiums to include cashier’s checks, money orders and pre-paid debit cards.

Read the brief