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Repeal, Replace, or Repair?

The future of the ACA remains in question. Currently, Congress has begun their efforts at repealing the law.  And while replacement options continue to evolve NASHP is tracking these proposals, gathering state perspectives, and addressing potential impacts while also focusing on what was learned from past initiatives. Below are our latest tools for states regarding […]

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  • Nearly 40 states have a system of risk appropriate perinatal care. A series of new resources explore Medicaid’s role as an important partner in developing perinatal regionalization policies and strategies given its significant investments in a disproportionate share of high-risk births and flexibility in the range and scope of services covered. Case studies of California and Georgia demonstrate how state […]

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    January 17, 2017 | Filed under: California, Front Page, Georgia, Landing Page, Maternal Health, Parents
  • Webinars

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    October 13, 2016 | Filed under: Landing Page, Webinars
  • State Health Policy Blog

    Since the beginning of 2016, several states have passed legislation aimed at curbing the opioid and heroin epidemic. NASHP has been following this legislation closely and has developed a series of blogs outlining major provisions within the laws. Rhode Island Becomes the Latest State to Pass Opioid Legislation in 2016 New York Joins State-Led Fight to Combat Opioid […]

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    July 11, 2016 | Filed under: Landing Page, State Health Policy Blog
  • Six briefs developed through the State Health Policy Grant Program, a partnership with the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) and NASHP; to evaluate and report on state health policy initiatives were released February 25, 2016. The grant program was funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. The six policy […]

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    February 25, 2016 | Filed under: Landing Page
  • In a 6-2 decision in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual released on March 1, the U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a blow to state all- payer claims databases. By upholding a lower court’s decision, the Court ruled that states may no longer require self funded plans to submit claims data – that action is preempted by ERISA. […]

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    February 23, 2016 | Filed under: Front Page, Landing Page, State Refor(u)m, Vermont
  • The Supreme Court has ruled on the case, and affirmed the provision of tax-subsidies through the federally-facilitated marketplace (FFM), a decision potentially effecting more than 6.4 million Americans currently receiving subsidies in the 34 states. NASHP has released materials to help states as they prepare to take the next steps as they continue ACA implementation, […]

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    June 16, 2015 | Filed under: Landing Page
  • Community Health Centers

    While federally funded community health centers (CHCs) operate with strong federal direction, state health policy has substantial implications for CHCs, and state health policymakers have a variety of tools and levers with which to influence the role of health centers in state health systems. State policymakers and health centers need to understand the issues and […]

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    February 10, 2009 | Filed under: Landing Page
  • ERISA

    Congress enacted the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in 1974 primarily to address the management of employer pension plans, but it also applies to employer benefits like health insurance.  ERISA’s provisions sometimes preempt state laws and complicate state efforts to make health care coverage more broadly available. For example, under ERISA, states are prohibited […]

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    February 10, 2009 | Filed under: Landing Page
  • Children’s Health Insurance

    Federal-state partnerships to provide health insurance coverage for children and youth date back to creation of Medicaid in 1965. The 1997 bipartisan enactment of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provided significant new state options to expand coverage through Medicaid or separate programs meeting federal requirements. The 2009 Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) provides […]

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    February 10, 2009 | Filed under: Landing Page