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.

va_house_table_1 January 13, 2015 New District-by-District Analysis of Uninsured Virginians 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 195,000 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
New District-by-District Analysis of Uninsured Virginians
January 13, 2015
Budget Savings in Expansion States Can Happen in Virginia
November 10, 2014
A Chartbook for Understanding Virginia's Medicaid Insurance and the Opportunity to Improve It
September 16, 2014
Localities Should Insist on a State Budget That Closes the Coverage Gap
March 31, 2014
Lawmakers Can Ensure Virginia Has Resources to Close Coverage Gap
March 5, 2014
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