Premiums, Choices, and Government Dependence Under the Affordable Care Act: A State-by-State Review


By Edmund Haislmaier and Meridian Baldacci
The Heritage Foundation Backgrounder, March 12, 2020

2020 marks 10 years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and six years since its key elements took effect. In that time, Americans have experienced higher costs and fewer choices in the individual health insurance market, accompanied by a substantial enrollment increase in the taxpayer-funded Medicaid program. This Backgrounder examines the 50-state impact of the ACA on costs, choices, and Medicaid enrollment. Finally, it recommends steps that Congress should take to reverse the harmful trends of the ACA. Click here to read more.