Expert Perspectives

Dec 5, 2016 

New Brief Highlights Innovative Strategies for Integrating Health Care and Social Services

Mounting evidence shows progress toward turning the promise of better, more affordable health care into reality. Health reform efforts in recent years have been instrumental in reforming insurance practices, reducing the uninsured rate by a third, and – most exciting for those who work hand-in-glove with state partners – engaging stakeholders across industry and throughout government to forge new partnerships to deliver health care differently.

Nov 3, 2016 

1332 Waivers Resource Library

The State Network serves as a resource for states interested in Section 1332 waivers, also known as State Innovation Waivers, which are shaping up to be an important opportunity for states reaching toward the goal of expanded coverage. We’ll continue to provide analysis and other materials, updating this post as more becomes available.

Aug 5, 2016 

New Report Looks at 1332 Process

Recently, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a letter that it sent to Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah regarding Section 1332 Waivers, also known as State Innovation Waivers. These waivers, authorized under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), permit the federal Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Treasury to waive certain aspects of the ACA upon a state’s request. The GAO was asked for information on the status of the waiver review and approval process, and talked to many stakeholders (federal and state officials and advocates) in preparing its response.