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RWJF Offers Health Law Implementation Assistance To States

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will offer states assistance in implementing elements of the health law that involve expanding access to the uninsured.

Modern Healthcare: RWJF To Help States Expand Coverage To Uninsured
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced it will provide states with assistance to implement federal health reform provisions that work toward expanding access to the uninsured. Starting with 10 states, the foundation will provide technical assistance to help set up insurance exchanges, make insurance market changes, expand Medicaid and streamline eligibility and enrollment in programs. Heather Howard, former New Jersey commissioner of Health and Senior Services, is leading this initiative (Vesley, 5/7).

CQ HealthBeat: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Will Help States Implement The Health Care Law
States working on the tough task of implementation of the health care law would receive help with technical assistance, consumer outreach, online networking and more through a plan announced Friday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. States are gearing up for the most intense phase of putting in place the many elements of the law they will administer, including the state-based exchanges that will serve as marketplaces for health insurance (Norman, 5/6).

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