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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Colorado: Round 1 - State-Level Field Network Study of the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

March 1, 2014

This report is part of a series of 21 state and regional studies examining the rollout of the ACA. The national network -- with 36 states and 61 researchers -- is led by the Rockefeller Institute of Government, the public policy research arm of the State University of New York, the Brookings Institution, and the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.Colorado is one of fourteen states and the District of Columbia that elected to operate a state-based health insurance exchange and to expand Medicaid in 2014 as part of the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These decisions are consistent with Colorado's approach to health care reform. Before the ACA was signed into law in 2010, the state had made incremental expansions in Medicaid eligibility and laid the groundwork for an insurance marketplace.

Making the Transition