Report
March 2010

Health Coverage in the States: How Will Health Reform Help?

The Affordable Care Act will help residents in every state by addressing gaps in the current health coverage system. As a result, Americans will be able to get affordable, high-quality health insurance that meets their needs.

Get state-level information on how the Affordable Care Act will improve health coverage and care for residents. For example, the law will:

  • guarantee coverage for people with pre-existing conditions
  • help middle-class families afford health insurance premiums
  • expand Medicaid coverage to more low-income Americans
  • provide tax credits to small businesses for offering health coverage to their workers
  • end annual and lifetime limits on health coverage