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Healthcare Affordability State Policy Scorecard

Polling data repeatedly shows that healthcare affordability is the number one issue that state residents, on both sides of the political aisle, want their policymakers to work on. 

Our Healthcare Affordability State Policy Scorecard identifies areas where states are doing well and areas where it can improve. As the scorecard shows, state policymakers have a robust toolset they can use to ensure all residents have affordable coverage that features consumer-friendly cost-sharing and whose premiums reflect the efficient delivery of healthcare and fair healthcare pricing.

Select from the map below to access each state's scorecard and accompanying policy checklist. 


  • Uses a custom dataset to assess states’ progress with respect to both policies and outcomes.
  • Facilitates state discussions by providing a four-part framework for addressing affordability, including: 
    • Extending affordable coverage to all residents;
    • Making cost-sharing affordable and evidence-based;
    • Reducing the provision of low- and no-value care; and 
    • Curbing excess healthcare prices
  • Is highly actionable, including easy-to-use, state-specific checklist showing the progress each state has made toward addressing healthcare affordability -- and the actions each state still needs to take -- in addition to case studies and links to the evidence in our Summary Report.

Our goal is to facilitate state-level policy discussions about healthcare affordability by providing a language, a tool set and state-specific case studies to more closely tie evidence-based policy actions to state residents’ top priority. We hope you will help us cross-promote:

  • Share these links with colleagues
  • Follow the action on twitter with #Healthcare #AffordabilityScorecard

Please contact us with any question you may have about this new tool. 

A complete discussion of the methodology is available