As federal health reform legislation has stalled, health policy attention turns to the states, which have many tools to reform their health care systems. While 1115 waivers rightly get a lot of attention, because of their ability to reshape state Medicaid programs, the Affordable Care Act’s Section 1332 waivers continue to be a promising avenue for states.
State Milestones for ACA Implementation
Manatt Health Solutions
This State Milestones document, prepared by Manatt Health Solutions, identifies critical Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation milestones states are striving to achieve by the end of 2012. Organized under the major areas of Health Insurance Exchange, Private Insurance Market Reforms and Medicaid Expansion, these milestones are key checkpoints for states to stay on track towards obtaining federal approval for state-based exchanges and meeting 2014 implementation deadlines. This document may be used to inform and educate various audiences, including public officials and health care stakeholders, regarding the priorities for state health care reform through the end of the year.