Expanding Health Care Coverage

Project Title

Federal Health Reform: An Implementation Road Map for New York State

Grant Amount


Priority Area

Expanding Health Care Coverage

Date Awarded

May 14, 2010








Federal health reform offers an opportunity to expand health insurance coverage, strengthen safety net providers, and reform our payment and delivery systems.

Turning the promise of federal reform into reality and implementing an enormous and complex bill will fall largely on the States; States are charged with implementing the Medicaid expansion, creating Insurance Exchanges, and implementing a wide range of insurance law reforms to commercial markets. With support from NYHealth, Manatt Health Solutions will develop a road map which will help identify specific tasks, decisions and considerations for implementing provisions that have the greatest impact on New York and its residents.

Manatt Health Solutions, a policy consulting firm based in New York City, is uniquely qualified to conduct this work because they have already been commissioned by the California HealthCare Foundation to prepare a similar document for California. Manatt will develop a Strategy Road Map that will summarize each reform provision and why it is important to New York; detail the timetable for implementation; analyze fiscal and other implementation implications for the state and/or key stakeholders; and analyze the key issues and decisions that public policy makers will need to address in order to ensure New York maximizes the benefits of federal reform in the State. The final report will help inform the Foundation’s strategic thinking and will aid NYHealth in determining which issues would most benefit from the application of its resources.

Read the report associated with this grant, “Implementing Federal Health Care Reform: A Roadmap for New York State”.