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States

The Your Health Idaho Marketplace: A Model for State Based Adoption

September 24th, 2015

While the implementation of other ACA-compliant state-based marketplaces (SBMs) have been marred by technical issues and runaway budgets, the Your Health Idaho marketplace opened with few technical complications and touts an annual budget of less than $9 million.

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The Rise and Future of Medicaid ACOs

September 10th, 2015

No two models nor markets are alike, and the pace and prevalence of Medicaid accountable care growth will largely depend on states’ ability to generate savings and successfully overcome common and unique challenges over the long run. This paper contains a state-by-state landscape analysis.

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Analysis of California Home Health Care: Decreasing Access for Medi-Cal Patients

June 16th, 2015

Significant growth in new Medi-Cal enrollees and a lack of growth in agencies willing to provide services to Medi-Cal enrollees suggests an increasing access-to-care gap materializing between Medi-Cal patients and non- Medi-Cal patients for home health services.

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King vs. Burwell Contingency Planning: A Framework for Governors and State Legislators to Consider

June 15th, 2015

This analysis provides four options available to governors and state legislators in the event that Congress and the administration do not succeed in a legislative remedy.

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