Response to ACA Implementation
With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Urban Institute
is undertaking a comprehensive monitoring and tracking project to examine the
implementation and effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of
2010. The project began in May 2011 and will take place over several years. The Urban
Institute will document changes to the implementation of national health reform in
Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York,
Oregon, Rhode Island, and Virginia to help states, researchers, and policy-makers learn
from the process as it unfolds. This report is one of a series of papers focusing on particular
implementation issues in these case study states. Cross-cutting reports and state-specific
reports on case study states can be found at www.rwjf.org and www.healthpolicycenter.org.
The quantitative component of the project is producing analyses of the effects of the ACA
on coverage, health expenditures, affordability, access, and premiums in the states and
nationally. For more information about the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s work on
coverage, visit www.rwjf.org/coverage.