Analyzing implications of state implementation of the Affordable Care Act for governments, employers, and households, Year 4

Under this project, the Urban Institute will conduct: (1) qualitative studies of the states that are receiving technical assistance as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) State Health Reform Assistance Network (State Network); (2) continue a quantitative analysis that is national in scope; and (3) administer and analyze the Health Reform Monitoring Survey, a quarterly household survey about health reform. The overall purpose of the qualitative work is to assess how target states are progressing in their implementation of provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The overall purpose of the quantitative work is to evaluate the impact of health reform on coverage levels and other relevant outcomes, such as affordability and access. Deliverables will include briefs and papers, some of which the project intends for peer review, and others, for publication jointly on RWJF and Urban Institute websites and for dissemination using various communications strategies, as appropriate. This is the fourth year of a proposed five-year project, which will continue to monitor progress in target states and trends in national outcome measures. Another deliverable will be a public-use dataset for inclusion in the Foundation's Health and Medical Care Archive.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $2,500,000.00

Awarded on: 6/10/2014

Time frame: 6/15/2014 - 6/14/2015

Grant Number: 71833


Urban Institute

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Linda J. Blumberg
Project Director


John F. Holahan
Project Director