This report is one of a series papers focusing on ACA implementation issues uncovered in Alabama, Colorado, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Virginia.
A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, developed as part of its Affordable Care Act (ACA) Implementation - Monitoring and Tracking Series, examines how 10 featured states have approached implementation of the ACA’s early insurance market reforms. Often referred to as the “Patient Bill of Rights,” these reforms include important consumer protections, such as prohibiting lifetime dollar limits on essential health benefits, prohibiting the denial of coverage for children based on a preexisting condition, and requiring coverage of certain preventive services without cost-sharing, among others.
- 1. Early Market Reforms
- 2. Plan Participation in Health Insurance Exchanges: Implications for Competition and Choice
- 3. Rate Review: Monitoring State Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 10 States
- 4. State Progress in Implementing Health Insurance Exchanges: Results from 10 State Analyses
- 5. Progress in Implementing Selected Medicaid Provisions of the Affordable Care Act: A 10-State Analysis
- 6. Will There Be Enough Providers to Meet the Need? Provider Capacity and the ACA
Although fewer than half of the states passed new legislation regarding the early market reforms, the reforms are being implemented in all 10 states with the encouragement and efforts of state officials, insurers and consumer advocates.
All 10 states reported that insurers are generally complying with the early market reforms.
The actions taken by these states reflect the diversity of approaches that exist among states nationwide.
ACA Implementation Monitoring and Tracking: Cross-Cutting Issues
These reports examine health reform implementation trends across the 10 study states, and provide timely updates for policy-makers and stakeholders.View the series
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