On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the ARP), a wide-ranging package of health care and economic measures responding to the coronavirus pandemic. The ARP includes a broad expansion of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) main health insurance subsidy, the premium tax credit (PTC), the first major expansion of the health care reform law since its passage. This piece highlights the policymaking considerations that states must account for in light of the PTC expansion and uncertainty about future federal action. A key theme that emerges is that states will benefit from approaches that give them the flexibility to adjust policies year by year as the federal landscape develops.
State Network Presentation at NAIC Summer 2012 National Meeting
State Health Reform Assistance Network – Heather Howard; Georgetown University Health Policy Institute – Mila Kofman
Heather Howard, Director of the State Health Reform Assistance Network, and Mila Kofman, Research Professor at Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute, presented at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Summer National Meeting held from August 11-14, 2012 in Atlanta, GA. Their presentation at the Health Insurance and Managed Care (B) Committee session (click on download button) gave an overview of the State Network and tools developed by the program specifically for insurance regulators. Ms. Kofman, in her role as a State Network Technical Assistance Provider, produced several self-audits, templates, and checklists to help departments of insurance work in concert with other state agencies. These resources were made available during the NAIC National Meeting and are also available as part of the Georgetown ACA Implementation Toolkit for Departments of Insurance.