Targeted State Strategy Technical Assistance Monitoring Consumer Engagement Successful Implementation in Target States National Programs State-Based Programs Strategy –
Alabama Colorado Maryland Michigan Minnesota New Mexico New York Oregon Rhode Island Virginia RWJF 10 States
State Health Reform Assistance Network Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School Focus on coverage expansions. Theory of change: help diverse group of states develop and disseminate successful implementation models Technical Assistance approach: Multi-disciplinary team Operational level technical assistance Meet states where they are Peer-to-peer learning Inform federal policymaking Sustained and nimble
Consumer Engagement 8 InsurersLaborProvidersBusiness Political parties
Consumer Engagement 9 InsurersLaborProvidersConsumersBusiness Political parties
Consumer Engagement Health Affairs September 2011
Challenges Complexity of the law Problems with the law
Remaining uninsured 23 million Source: Urban Institute’s Health Insurance Policy Simulation Model (HIPSM).
Challenges Complexity of the law Problems with the law Partisanship
yeas nays Ds Rs D/Is Rs House Senate This is a problem...
Challenges Complexity of the law Problems with the law Partisanship Public opinion Legal challenges
Supreme Court Decision Individual mandate constitutional Medicaid expansion constitutional, but now a state option
Challenges Complexity of the law Problems with the law Partisanship Public opinion Legal challenges Budget debate Election
Direction on Health Care Awaits Verdict of Presidential Race By ABBY GOODNOUGH and ROBERT PEAR Thursday, October 11, 2012 When Americans go to the polls, they will cast a vote for one of two profoundly different visions for the future of the country’s health care system. Partisan rhetoric heightened State implementation stalled Repeal possible Election
Progress Establishing Exchanges Michigan California Nevada Washington Arizona Utah Idaho Montana Wyoming Nebraska MaineVermont North Carolina Georgia South Carolina FloridaAlabama Mississippi Louisiana Texas Oklahoma Pennsylvania Wisconsin North Dakota Ohio West Virginia South Dakota Arkansas Kansas Missouri Iowa Illinois Indiana Alaska Hawaii Tennessee Kentucky Delaware New Jersey Connecticut Massachusetts Virginia Maryland Rhode Island New Hampshire States with exchanges by executive order or legislation State with exchange grants New York Minnesota Colorado New Mexico Oregon
Progress Establishing Exchanges We have heard today that the reason for state inactivity is lack of guidance from HHS. But [then]one would expect the leading states to be confronting the most barriers and complaining the most loudly... In reality, the opposite is true. Those states are seizing the flexibility afforded them to pursue innovative approaches. Indeed, the primary factor contributing to this variation is the political climate in the states. Heather Howard Testimony, House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health September 12, 2012
Scenarios Obama wins Romney wins Republican Senate Romney wins Democratic Senate Law preserved Law repealed Law preserved
Questions ACA preserved Change or modify strategy? Change states? Leading states? Middle tier? Hopeful? Focus on certain issues? Dissemination approach? ACA repealed Stick with coverage? Explore what can be preserved, built on? Address other coverage-related issues? E.g., specific populations? Innovative insurance models? Safety net?