National Health Reform

Independent, nonpartisan research and analysis about the impact of national health reforms on Massachusetts, as well as information on resources, tools, and lessons learned from the implementation of Massachusetts health reform that could be used in other states.  The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation has developed a comprehensive collection of information from the Foundation and other stakeholders about the history, implementation, and progression of Massachusetts health reform.  Click here to view this resource. 


August 20, 2015
This issue brief, prepared by Health Management Associates, focuses on the changes to subsidized insurance in Massachusetts resulting from passage of the ACA.
May 21, 2015
This issue brief outlines options available to the state through sections 1331 (BHP) and 1332 (State Innovation Waiver) of the ACA.
February 28, 2013
Chart of state decisions related to implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
December 4, 2012
This report, written by staff from the Urban Institute, examines the policy options for Massachusetts with regard to its individual mandate as the ACA is implemented.
July 19, 2012
Four policy options for assessing employers who do not provide affordable health insurance coverage to their workers.
July 27, 2011
An in-depth discussion of the provisions from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which impact Medicaid programs and how these provisions may be applied in Massachusetts.
March 17, 2011
An overview of key lessons from Massachusetts that could be relevant to stakeholders working to implement health reform in other states and nationally.
June 21, 2010
A comprehensive assessment of how the national reform law intersects with the Commonwealth's own health reforms.

Massachusetts Health Reform Resource Guide: Cost Edition

Massachusetts health reform:

The Health Reform Toolkit Series is designed to share lessons learned from Massachusetts’ implementation of health reform to help states plan, build, and implement elements of the ACA.

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