State Fiscal Implications of Federal Health Reform


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Deputy Director Michael Nolin participated on a panel at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Fiscal Leaders Seminar on December 9, 2010, in Phoenix, Arizona. The session, entitled State Fiscal Implications of Federal Health Reform, addressed what states are doing to examine the expected state fiscal implications of the Affordable Care Act. The panel discussed the areas where increased and decreased costs to Vermont and Maryland are anticipated and the assumptions and factors used to come to those conclusions. Nolin’s presentation discussed the financial analysis that Hilltop performed for the Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council, which determined that Maryland would save $829 million in the next ten years by enacting federal health reform.