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.

percent-increase-since-2009-in-total-employment-01 November 3, 2016 Health Care Sector’s Challenges, Untapped Potential for Virginia’s Economy By Chad Stewart, Laura Goren, and Michael Cassidy Ongoing deliberation in Virginia about the need to expand Medicaid coverage, opportunities to leverage provider assessments to support health care access, and policies to revamp the certificate of public need process in the commonwealth all draw attention to the health care sector’s pivotal role in our economy.
Recent Health Care Reports
Health Care Sector’s Challenges, Untapped Potential for Virginia’s Economy
November 3, 2016
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
Virginia is one of the 20 states that has elected not to accept federal funding under the ACA
January 5, 2016
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Recent Health Care News
Daily Progress
April 10, 2016
Alexandria Gazette
March 31, 2016
Richmond Times Dispatch
March 21, 2016
Public News Service
March 14, 2016
Winchester Star
February 23, 2016
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