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Health Reform Hub: Repeal, Replace, or Repair?

___________________________________________________________________________________ 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 […]

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  • Where States Stand on Medicaid Expansion Decisions
    Maps

    *Map updated June 7, 2017* This map tracks state Medicaid expansion decisions and approaches states are taking for expanding eligibility to 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). This map also includes information on state legislative activity around Medicaid expansion {1}, governors’ stances on the issue, and fiscal and demographic analyses from the state […]

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    March 14, 2016 | Filed under: Featured, Maps
  • State Delivery System and Payment Reform Map
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    January 4, 2016 | Filed under: Featured, Front Page, Maps
  • Top 5 Themes We Saw Emerge From #NASHPconf15
    State Health Policy Blog

    State health policy leaders from all 50 states and the District of Columbia converged in Dallas for our largest-ever annual conference. Packed sessions and hallway conversations had the place abuzz with ideas and challenges as states move ahead with system-changing reforms. Without the brainpower of our members and attendees identifying key issues and best practices […]

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    November 2, 2015 | Filed under: Featured, State Health Policy Blog
  • Vermont Gets its Day in Court on ERISA: Supreme Court Agrees to Hear <em>Gobeille v. Liberty</em> Mutual Next Term
    State Health Policy Blog

    The Supreme Court granted certiorari in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual, a case brought by Vermont challenging the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling on ERISA preemption that bars the state from requiring self-insured employer-sponsored health plans to submit claims data to Vermont’s all-payer claims database (APCD). In doing so, the Supreme Court is providing Vermont […]

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    June 29, 2015 | Filed under: Featured, State Health Policy Blog, State Refor(u)m, Vermont
  • State Community Health Worker Models
    Maps

    As states transform their health systems many are turning to Community Health Workers (CHWs) to tackle some of the most challenging aspects of health improvement, such as facilitating care coordination, enhancing access to community-based services, and addressing social determinants of health. While state definitions vary, CHWs are typically frontline workers who are trusted members of […]

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    May 7, 2015 | Filed under: Featured, Maps, Population Health
  • Oral Health and the Triple Aim Toolkit
    Toolkits

    Oral health is linked to overall health, and mounting evidence suggests that addressing oral health can help states move toward the Triple Aim goals of improving the patient experience, improving the health of populations, and reducing per-capita health care spending. Poor oral health—including high rates of tooth decay, missing teeth, and gum disease—and inadequate access […]

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    April 20, 2015 | Filed under: Featured, Oral Health, Population Health, Toolkits
  • EPSDT Resources to Improve Medicaid for Children and Adolescents
    Maps,Toolkits

    About This Map Beyond the screening and preventive health services covered under EPSDT, the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents, diagnostic and treatment services are also covered to correct or ameliorate a child’s physical or mental condition(s). In general, states must ensure the provision of, and pay for, any services, including treatment, in accordance with […]

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    December 4, 2013 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Featured, Maps, Toolkits
  • Advancing Children’s Coverage Toolkit
    Toolkits

    As states take different approaches to implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and new coverage options primarily designed for adults, they may be challenged to maintain and further the progress made in children’s coverage. When the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was enacted in 1997, 25 percent of low-income children were uninsured in the United […]

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    May 3, 2013 | Filed under: Children's Health, Featured, Toolkits
  • Patient Safety Map & Toolkit
    Maps,Toolkits

    Health care in the United States is not as safe as it could, or should, be. States have many opportunities to improve patient safety and safeguard the public; as large purchasers, regulators, conveners, and providers of health care services, they work independently, coordinate with other state agencies, and partner with the private sector.

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    August 31, 2009 | Filed under: Featured, Maps, Quality and Performance Measurement, Toolkits