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State Medicaid agencies and CHIP programs play a significant role in their state’s lead screening procedures and provision of treatment services for children. This fact sheet was created following a recent webinar with state officials to share key information. It provides data on lead toxicity in children, the potential health impacts, the federal CMS requirements for screening […]

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  • Publications

    Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is set to end on September 30, 2017 without Congressional action. In December 2016, The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) surveyed state CHIP officials to learn about any recent changes in their CHIP programs and how states are budgeting and planning for CHIP considering its uncertain future. […]

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    February 16, 2017 | Filed under: Children's Health, Front Page, Publications
  • Informal Call for Ideas | Submissions due by March 10, 2017 As the health policy community across the nation engages in discussions about the future of the ACA, three things are clear 1. Uncertainty poses challenges for state policymakers 2. Not withstanding, state leaders have programs to run and people to serve, even as the policy […]

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    February 16, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Front Page
  • Publications

    As Congress continues its Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal effort, and evolving replacement options are in the spotlight, NASHP continues to track issues that appear in replacement proposals and provide state perspectives. In past weeks we’ve looked through a state lens at high-risk pools and selling insurance across state lines. Today we tackle another element of possible ACA replacement proposals: health savings accounts […]

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    February 14, 2017 | Filed under: ACA, Front Page, Indiana, Michigan, Publications
  • Publications

    Today we issue another brief in our series, Lessons from States: Questions for Policymakers, that puts a state lens on emerging proposals in the ACA repeal and replace debate. Our latest, Selling Health Insurance Across State Lines notes that over the last decade 21 states introduced legislation to sell across state lines, only five states enacted such […]

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    February 7, 2017 | Filed under: ACA, Front Page, Publications
  • State Health Policy Blog

    Congress has begun its Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal effort and evolving replacement options are receiving considerable attention. NASHP is tracking issues that appear in multiple proposals and will provide state perspectives, including: How might they impact states? What might they cost? Have they been tried before in states and what did we learn from […]

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  • This worksheet, originally created by the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS), identifies key requirements of the ACA that impact state Medicaid and CHIP programs and poses questions for state officials to consider in preparing for actions that may need to be taken upon repeal. NASHP is pleased to share this tool allowing other […]

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    January 31, 2017 | Filed under: All States, Charts, Front Page, Medicaid, State Exchanges
  • Publications

    State and federal policymakers increasingly acknowledge that health is difficult to achieve and maintain for people without a stable home. The cross-sector nature of efforts to provide health care, housing, and housing-related services to vulnerable populations can make it difficult for health and housing policymakers to align and coordinate their work. With support from The […]

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  • Much has been written about the impact of ACA repeal on consumers and health insurance markets. With this chart NASHP provides an overview of ACA provisions and snapshot of the implications to states if the ACA is repealed. States are the primary regulator of insurance and as such had laws in place prior to the enactment of […]

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    January 24, 2017 | Filed under: ACA, Exchange, Front Page, Medicaid, Population Health
  • State Health Policy Blog

    Individuals involved in the criminal justice system often have complex health needs—rates of mental illness, substance abuse, and other health conditions are as much as seven times higher for justice-involved individuals than the general population.[1] Behavioral health issues in particular are prevalent among the justice-involved population. Estimates are that approximately 56 percent of individuals in […]

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