NASHP is pleased to present a selection of state-oriented health services research from AcademyHealth’s 2013 Annual Research Meeting. Millions of Americans will become newly eligible for health insurance coverage in 2014 through Medicaid expansions or through the health insurance exchanges. It is likely that many of these newly insured individuals will have a host of untreated medical and behavioral health needs, which could put a strain on states’ health system capacity. Health services research can help states understand this population and their needs. This session will feature research that focuses on predicting the health status and unmet health needs of this population and the potential implications for state health policymakers.