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July 25, 2017 House and Senate Bills, ACA Comparison Chart (Updated) Blog: BCRA and the Byrd Rule Today, the Senate is expected to vote on a motion to bring a health care bill to the floor for debate. While it is yet uncertain which bill will be brought forward (the American Health Care Act, the […]

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  • Accounting for age, income, and geography in premium tax credit structure 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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    March 30, 2017 | Filed under: Children's Health, Landing Page
  • Pharmaceutical prices are rising, driving up premiums and out of pocket costs. State budgets – that by law, have to be balanced- are reeling from high and unpredictable pharmaceutical price increases for Corrections, state employees and retirees, K-12 and public  university employees, and, of course,  Medicaid. To address rapidly rising prescription drug prices, purchasers and policy […]

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  • Health Reform Hub: Repeal, Replace, or Repair?

    ___________________________________________________________________________________ House and Senate Bills, ACA Comparison Chart A Crosswalk of ACA Provisions with Proposed Language Under the House American Health Care Act and the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has released an updated chart and accompanying fact sheets that reflect a revision to the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) eliminating the “Ted […]

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    February 2, 2017 | Filed under: ACA, Featured, Landing Page
  • 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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  • 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