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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.

Gap Map March 31, 2014

Localities Should Insist on a State Budget That Closes the Coverage Gap
Accepting federal funds to help nearly 400,000 Virginians without health insurance get the care they need to be healthy and productive would save localities millions currently spent to help the uninsured, free up state funds for critical local functions like education and public safety, and bolster local economies by supporting good jobs and generating new tax revenue.

Recent Health Care Reports
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
Virginia Has Several Safeguards When it Comes to Extending Health Coverage
February 12, 2014
February 4, 2014
See all Health Care Reports