A new report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation estimates the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on states, in particular the increases in insurance coverage, subsidies in the exchanges, Medicaid enrollment and federal spending.
The report, written by Urban Institute researchers, uses the Institute’s Health Insurance Policy Simulation Model (HIPSM) to predict results as if ACA were fully implemented in 2011 and contrasts the results with the pre-reform baseline estimates for the year. The results complement an earlier policy brief that analyzed the national impact of the Affordable Care Act.
Among the researchers’ findings:
The report, by Matthew Buettgens, John Holahan and Caitlin Carroll, features tables and maps detailing ACA outcomes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.