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.

Roadmap_2015_web4-1 August 4, 2015 We believe Virginia needs an economy that works for us all, not just a few. Where every Virginian who works hard should be able to support their family and build a brighter future. Yet for all too many in our commonwealth, that opportunity is increasingly out of reach. Despite rising productivity and education, wages for most Virginians have stagnated.
Recent Health Care Reports
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
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
See all Health Care Reports