Health Reform Analysis

Series//Understanding the Affordable Care Act

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Around the country, efforts are underway to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Yet, many Americans are unclear about what the individual reforms mean, and more importantly, how the new benefits and provisions of reform will impact them. RWJF's new series of animated educational videos tackle five common terms of ACA implementation:

  1. What is Cost Sharing?
  2. Medicaid Expansion Under the ACA
  3. Insurance Market Reforms
  4. Health Insurance Exchanges
  5. Closing the Medicare Part D Donut Hole

Tools for States

State Refor(u)m

State Refor(u)m is a user-generated online resource to assist states as they tackle the implementation challenges and opportunities created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Join the community of nearly 7,000 health reform stakeholders, ask questions, access health reform implementation documents, and follow implementation progress state-by-state nationwide.

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Health Reform Toolkit Series: Resources From the Mass. Implementation Experience

This Health Reform Toolkit Series provides an in-depth look at Massachusetts’ experience implementing state-based health reform and provides timely insight for others nationwide. The five-part series includes toolkits on: building an effective exchange website, implementing a public education campaign, determining health benefit designs to be offered, mitigating risk, and outreach and enrollment to those newly eligible.

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