What We're Reading at REACH

August 9, 2012  |  Foundation News

Feature: What we’re reading at REACH

In our work, we come across a number of news items and reports related to the REACH Foundation’s funding priorities and strategic goals. “What we’re reading at REACH” is a collection of links to noteworthy articles that have caught our attention.

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in June 2012, we are interested in reports and discussions on the potential impact on states and their uninsured populations through expansion of state Medicaid programs. The Supreme Court’s ruling on the ACA granted states the authority to decide whether to expand Medicaid coverage to nonelderly adults with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty level.

Following are some articles of interest:

“How will the Medicaid Expansion for Adults Impact Eligibility and Coverage?” Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, July 2012

“How Health Reform’s Medicaid Expansion Will Impact State Budgets,” Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, July 25, 2012

“Considerations in Assessing State-Specific Fiscal Effects of the ACA’s Medicaid Expansion,” Urban Institute Health Policy Center, August 2012

 “Opting in to the Medicaid Expansion under the ACA:  Who Are the Uninsured Adults Who Could Gain Health Insurance Coverage?” Timely Analysis of Immediate Health Policy Issues, Urban Institute Health Policy Center, August 2012