Publications Look at Healthcare Reform

July 7, 2010 – The recent health reform legislation will have many impacts upon people in the coming months. Below are three recent publications that look at some aspects of the legislation.

“What is the Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on the States?” from the Urban Institute, outlines how the 2010 healthcare reform law’s Medicaid provisions will increase state spending on Medicaid but will reduce spending in other areas, such as uncompensated care and children’s health insurance programs.

“Implementing National Health Reform in California: Changes to Public and Private Insurance,” from the California HealthCare Foundation, assesses the regulatory, administrative, financial, and other decisions, tasks, and considerations involved in implementing federal reform provisions, including changes to public and private coverage and the creation of a health insurance exchange.

“Majorities of Californians Support the Nation’s New Health Care Law, But Think More Health Care Systems Change Are Needed,” from the Field Research Corporation, analyzes Californians’ views on the 2010 healthcare reform law, including the need for further reform, concerns about the state’s healthcare system, and preferred source of coverage by political affiliation, insurance status, education, and demographics.

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