ACA Implementation - Monitoring and Tracking Series: Cross Cutting Issues

The Urban Institute produces a series of reports analyzing trends across 10 diverse case study states.

The Urban Institute is undertaking a comprehensive monitoring and tracking project to analyze trends across 10 diverse states, providing insight into key health reform implementation issues that states nationwide are facing. The case study states analyzed in these reports are Alabama, Colorado, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Virginia.

About the Urban Institute

The nonpartisan Urban Institute gathers and analyzes data, conducts policy research, publishes studies and reports, and educates Americans on critical issues and trends to promote sound social policy and public debate on national priorities.


Latest reports in this series


Narrow Networks, Access to Hospitals and Premiums

October 30, 2014

A report by the Urban Institute finds that nearly all insurers offering plans through the insurance marketplaces in six cities include many highly ranked hospitals within their provider networks.


Federal and State Policy Toward Association Health Plans in Oregon

October 27, 2014

Research shows that some small employers may be missing out on important consumer protections under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by purchasing health insurance through an association health plan.


How Health Insurance Companies Revamped Provider Networks Under ACA

September 22, 2014

Many health insurance companies, transitioning to new plans and marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act, offer narrower provider networks. Researchers assessed the changes and its effects on regulatory oversight in six states.

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