Examining the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on state coverage programs for low-income adults

The Foundation's program, State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE), was designed to support research and evaluation of state health reform initiatives and develop an evidence base for future state and federal reform initiatives.This project will examine the role that existing state programs for low-income populations will play after January 2014. Currently, a number of states have programs that provide coverage to low-income adults who are ineligible for Medicaid. These programs play an important role for the populations they serve, but their fate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is uncertain. The project will produce a final report that: (1) documents the current array of state-only programs for adults across the country; (2) outlines the legal, technical and policy issues that states will have to address as they review options for transitioning these plans under PPACA; and (3) analyzes the possibilities for new uses of the state funds for these programs that will be freed up by the infusion of federal funds in 2014.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $126,274.00

Awarded on: 8/6/2010

Time frame: 9/1/2010 - 6/30/2012

Grant Number: 68076


Health Management Associates, Inc.

120 North Washington Square, Suite 705
Lansing, 48933-1618


Theresa Laper Sachs
Project Director