State Health Reform: Six Key Tests
Publication Date: April 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Robert E. Moffit
Keywords: Health care; health care regulation; health care system; patient-centered system
Coverage: United States
State legislators are increasingly focused on health care reform. Escalating health care costs, state deficits, rising numbers of uninsured, and federal inaction have forced them to take up the challenge of changing state law, restructuring flawed state health insurance markets, and overhauling existing health care financing and delivery. This often requires a special level of technical expertise and experience with health care policy.