Lessons for National Reform

June 1, 2016

This report includes findings from the evaluation of the 2013-2015 Connecting Consumers with Care grant program. The goals of the evaluation were to 1) assess progress made on select outreach and enrollment measures, 2) describe the practices grantees adopted to reach and enroll consumers in health insurance, and 3) characterize efforts and challenges in defining, promoting, and evaluating consumer self-sufficiency.

July 29, 2014

This report includes findings from the evaluation of the 2011-2013 Connecting Consumers with Care grant program. The goals of the evaluation were to 1) assess progress made across grantee sites on select outreach and enrollment measures; 2) describe the practices grantees adopted to reach out to and enroll consumers in insurance, advance consumer self-sufficiency, and collaborate with other agencies; and 3) characterize the barriers experienced by grantees. 

2011-2013 Connecting Consumers with Care
June 18, 2014

This report demonstrates how a general-operating-funds approach to grantmaking can forge stronger and more effective partnerships between the philanthropy and consumer health advocacy communities. It includes examples of the positive impact this approach has had on access to health care in Massachusetts and highlights some of the activities and achievements of 2011-2013 Strengthening the Voice for Access grantee organizations.

Investing in Consumers Health Advocacy through Operating Support
September 10, 2012

This report funded in part by the Foundation explains how and why Massachusetts business leaders became involved in health reform and the difference their engagement has made and presents the perspectives of individual entrepreneurs, business owners and executives on how Massachusetts health reform has affected their companies, their employees and the overall business climate in Massachusetts.

March 13, 2012

This toolkit offers resources to help states design and implement effective education, outreach, and enrollment approaches for populations newly eligible for health coverage. (3/2012)

December 20, 2011

This toolkit offers resources to help states plan and implement a successful risk mitigation strategy for the state's health exchange. 

November 29, 2011

This toolkit offers resources to help states determine health benefit designs to be offered on state health insurance exchanges. (11/2011)

May 31, 2011

This toolkit offers resources to help states design and realize a successful public education and marketing campaign to support the implementation of health reform.  Click here for accompanying audio, video and print resources.

April 5, 2011

The first in the Health Reform Toolkit Series, this toolkit offers resources to help states plan, build, and implement health insurance exchange websites. The series is designed to share examples, templates, experiences, and lessons learned from Massachusetts implementation with other states working on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Each toolkit includes a written narrative "guide"" as well as a variety of primary source documents: organizational structures

March 17, 2011

Massachusetts groundbreaking 2006 health reform law served as a model in many respects for the insurance coverage provisions of the 2010 federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This report by Alan G. Raymond and funded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation presents an overview of key lessons from Massachusetts that could be relevant to stakeholders working to implement health reform in other states and nationally.

December 12, 2008

This report summarizes the impact of health reform thus far and may be used as a point of reference for policy makers who are considering approaches to health reform elsewhere at either the state or national level. If the Massachusetts model continues to work, all or part of this model and its supporting principles may be useful in local or national health reform efforts.