• NASHP Launches Center for State Rx Drug Pricing

    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), with support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, has launched the Center for State Rx Drug Pricing. Building on the work of the Pharmacy Costs Work Group, the Center will provide technical and strategic assistance to states, leverage legal and actuarial expertise as needed, distribute funding to a subset of states, and convene state leaders as part of a work group. Visit the Center now!

  • How Might Premium Costs Differ within States under the ACA and AHCA?

    Whether or not states would embrace the waivers included in the AHCA to fundamentally restructure health insurance in the individual market remains a question. But what is clear, even without waivers, the AHCA will significantly alter how premiums and subsidies are set resulting in significant changes in what people pay for coverage. Learn more.

  • NASHPCONF17 Agenda Announced and Registration Open!

    Join over 700 members of the state health policy community, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia at NASHP’s 30th Annual State Health Policy Conference, October 23-25 in Portland, Oregon. Planned by state health policymakers for state health policymakers, NASHP’s annual event is the premier conference for the state health policy community. Our carefully crafted agenda focuses on emerging issues, current best practices and brings together the nation’s leading experts to share, learn and discuss. Register today!

  • What the American Health Care Act Means for States

    On Thursday, May 4, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a major step in efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill now moves to the U.S. Senate, and early reports indicate that states can anticipate a long process as the Senate deliberate changes. A new chart from NASHP shows a side-by-side comparison of major components of the ACA and the AHCA.

  • Children’s Health Insurance Resources

    Through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), states and the nation have made substantial progress in covering children and improving their access to quality health care supporting healthy growth and development. With ongoing funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, NASHP has supported, analyzed, and reported on state efforts to extend children’s coverage since the CHIP program’s inception, building on our longstanding work on Medicaid.


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