Health Care

Implementing Health Reform, Protecting Access, Ensuring Affordability

The Commonwealth Institute analyzes the health care policies of the Commonwealth with a particular interest in how those policies impact the health security of low and moderate income people. Reports and analyses from the current year are posted below, including a growing body of research on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Virginia. Work from prior years can be found in the Archive or by using the Topics at right.

localities_across_va_benefit January 19, 2016 click to enlarge Latest District-by-District Analysis Shows Potential Coverage By Massey Whorley, Aaron Williams, and Michael J. Cassidy Hundreds and even thousands of residents in every legislator’s district stand to gain health coverage if Virginia lawmakers close the coverage gap. Across Virginia over 230,000 low-income people are stuck in the gap: They are unable to get quality, affordable coverage through the new insurance marketplace because they don’t make enough money, and they can’t qualify for Medicaid because they make too much.
Recent Health Care Reports
African-American and Immigrant Communities Share Challenges, Policy Solutions
May 24, 2016
Comparing the Senate, House, and conference proposals to the FY16 budget
March 10, 2016
Latest District-by-District Analysis Shows Potential Coverage
January 19, 2016
A Chartbook for Understanding Virginia’s Medicaid Insurance and the Opportunity to Improve It
December 14, 2015
As Virginia’s economy slowly returns to health, policymakers face key decisions about reversing the cuts they made to critical services during the recession and setting Virginia on the best path to progress.
August 4, 2015
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Recent Health Care News
WVTF
November 3, 2015
The Richmond Times-Dispatch
November 2, 2015
Daily Press
October 8, 2015
The Richmond Times-Dispatch
April 7, 2015
April 7, 2015
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