The Advocate's Guide to: Health Insurance Reform

States across the country are looking for ways to address problems that have lingered in our health care system despite the progress made since the passage of the Affordable Care Act. This presents an opportunity for state advocates to engage in important conversations and advocate for policies that would strengthen consumer protections, address affordability concerns and continue to connect uninsured consumers with comprehensive coverage options. The goal of these guides is to arm state advocates with important background information and advocacy considerations on key topics surfacing across the country related to private insurance coverage and marketplace issues.

We will continue to post new issue briefs throughout the year, so be sure to check back often!

The resources in this toolkit were developed with the help of the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms staff. For questions, please email Ashley Blackburn, Policy Manager, at