The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize students with health reform strategies adopted by
states. Students will select a state health policy reform innovation and describe the rationale, how
it was adopted (e.g., federal waivers, passage by state legislature), the funding structure, and (to
the extent statistical data are available) its impact. Students should summarize their findingsin a1-2 page, single-spaced
A few examples of state innovations include Vermont’s single payer system, Massachusetts’
health reforms and Kentucky’s Medicaid healthcare program.