The Affordable Care Act Special Collection was actively curated from 2010 until 2018. A bibliography .csv file detailing the contents of the collection is available to download (see “Explore” menu). Titles continue to be accessible, but the collection is no longer actively curated.

Archived date: August 29, 2022

Collection title: Affordable Care Act Special Collection

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Availability: 2010-2018

Title count: 274 titles

Creator: IssueLab, a service of Candid.

Description: The passage of the Affordable Care Act represents an historic change in the way health insurance has been handled in the United States. With political discourse about the act continuing to occupy public policy debates and the news media, this collection attempts to shed light on the impact of the policy on citizens and providers as well as examine how the ACA is affecting quality, access, and costs of care.

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The Role of the Basic Health Program in the Coverage Continuum: Opportunities, Risks and Considerations for States

March 5, 2012

Outlines issues for offering subsidized coverage to those eligible for insurance exchange subsidies by using federal dollars that would otherwise go to those subsidies, including continuity of coverage, impact on exchanges, and financial feasibility.

Lowering Costs of Care

Federally-Facilitated Exchanges and the Continuum of State Options

December 20, 2011

Examines the features in eligibility, enrollment, plan management, consumer assistance, and financial management of three health insurance exchange models: state-based, federally facilitated, and partnership exchanges. Considers implications for states.

Making the Transition

HHS Proposed Rules on Exchange Implementation Requirements

August 12, 2011

Highlights provisions of the new regulations and commentary on state health insurance exchanges that clarify or amplify the 2010 healthcare reform or offer insight into federal guidance or consensus on their establishment, functions, and other issues.

Making the Transition