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Summaries of State Health Reform Legislation
Calculator: How Much Will a Family Save Under the New Federal Health Law?
Updated May 2013
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Enter household and enrollee information and this interactive calculator estimates how much individuals and families will spend on premiums under the health law.
Affordable Care Act: Summary of Provisions Affecting Employer-Sponsored Insurance
Updated April 2013
This summary addresses common questions from unions and employers about the impact that the federal health law will have on employer-sponsored insurance.
The Affordable Care Act: A Guide for Union Negotiators
Updated August 2012
This guide describes some of the key Affordable Care Act provisions as they apply to union plans, outlines the implementation timeline, and discusses considerations for union negotiators.
Summary of Health Care Reform Legislation Provisions Affecting Children, Non-Elderly Adults and Employers
Updated June 2012
A detailed summary of key provisions of the new health care reform law that affect individuals and employers, including Medicaid expansion and Children's Health Insurance Program changes, eligibility for the new health insurance exchange, premium and cost sharing subsidies, reform of health plan standards, employer and individual responsibility requirements, small business tax credits, funding for retiree coverage and tax changes.
Economic Impact of Low Income Health Program Spending on
Select California Counties
By Laurel Lucia, September 7, 2011
» Press Coverage
This analysis projects the impact that the Low Income Health Program is likely to have on economic output, tax revenue and employment in nine select California counties: Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego and Santa Clara.
What Information Do Unions Need to Make Informed Health Care Bargaining Decisions?
This tool provides suggestions to unions about information collection and member surveys in preparation for making informed decisions in negotiations with employers over health benefits as the Affordable Care Act is implemented.
Would the House health care bill be a job-killer as Republicans claim, or would it spur the economy?
by Ken Jacobs, November 17, 2009, Berkeley Blog
"The House Wins" (a comparison of the three competing health reform bills)
by Elise Gould and Ken Jacobs, November 13, 2009, Economic Policy Institute website
Health care reform: Shared risk, responsibility
Op-ed by Ken Jabos and Jacob Hacker
San Francisco Chronicle, September 3, 2009
A Public Option That Works
New York Times, August 21, 2009
| Summaries of State Health Reform Legislation
Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act
New York's Healthy New York Program
Maine’s Dirigo Health Reform
Minnesota’s Smart-Buy Alliance
Massachusetts’s Health Care Reform Plan
Vermont’s Health Care Affordability Act