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States are at the forefront of reforming health care.  Many are in the process of establishing insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act and some are pursuing bold new initiatives to improve the quality of health care and pay for care based on value not volume.

The Pacific Business Group on Health and its sister organization the Catalyst for Payment Reform have created several tools and documents to assist state leaders. Many of these offer helpful guidance to state exchange leaders and also share lessons learned from the private section and best practices when it comes to value purchasing: buying good quality health care at the right price.

For more information contact PBGH's Executive Director of National Health Policy, Bill Kramer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Helping State Exchanges Become Value Purchasers: read the PBGH Issue Brief

Building Successful SHOP Exchanges, Lessons from California: read the PBGH Issue Brief

Recommendations for State Exchanges and Their IT Vendors to Develop Consumer Decision-Support Tools to Help Them Choose the Right Health Plan , read the PBGH Analysis

Helping Consumers Choose the Right Health Plan, read Tips for Policy Makers

Catalyst for Payment Reform's Payment Reform Toolkit contains information and links to a payment reform framework, a market assessment tool, action briefs and health plan RFI questions and model health plan contract language.