States Implement Health Reform Briefs

States Implement Health Reform BannerNCSL is producing a series of brief reports about a variety of topics contained in the federal health reform legislation, known as the Accountable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). The briefs are intended to help legislators and legislative staff understand better various provisions of the ACA and to provide resources for additional information. In addition, the briefs may help state legislators communication with their constituents about the law and its provisions. The briefs include topics that range from a basic overview of the law, to insurance reforms, to options that allow some state flexibiliy in implementation. Please check back for updates. 

The Affordable Care Act: A Brief Summary

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American Health Benefit Exchanges

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Consumer Assistance Programs: Federal and State

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Premium Rate Reviews

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Right to Health Insurance Appeals Process

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Accreditation to Approve Health Plans and Providers

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Oral Health

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Pre-existing Condition Insurance (New Rules and Options, 2011)

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Prevention and Wellness Provisions

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Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act

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Lower Drug Costs in the Medicare Part D Coverage Gap (2011-12)

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The Affordable Care Act: Implications for Adolescents and Young Adults  HTML Version 

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School-Based Health Centers  HTML Version 

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Women's Health

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