State Health Reform Assistance Network

State Network: Charting the Road to Coverage

About the State Network

The State Health Reform Assistance Network (State Network) is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) funded program dedicated to providing technical assistance to states in order to maximize coverage expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The State Network provides technical assistance to selected states (Alabama, Colorado, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Virginia), working with newly formed health insurance exchanges, Medicaid agencies, insurance departments and other state agencies to effectively implement ACA’s coverage expansions. These states, chosen through a competitive selection process, are politically and demographically diverse, and represent various states of readiness to implement ACA, which will ensure the development of varied forms of successful implementation that can serve as models for other states.

The program and the dissemination of models and lessons learned from this work are key elements of RWJF’s goal of ensuring that nearly all Americans have health coverage by 2020.