Press Release

The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), with support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, today launched the Center for State Rx Drug Pricing. Building on the work of NASHP’s Pharmacy Costs Work Group over the past year, the Center will provide technical and strategic assistance to states, leverage legal and actuarial expertise […]

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  • A statement from NASHP Executive Director Trish Riley “Focusing on the amendments to the AHCA diverts attention from the underlying legislation. Included there are significant cuts to coverage programs. Flexibility is not a synonym for savings. While state flexibility and the added funding for risk mitigation could create more efficiency and stimulate innovation, by itself […]

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    May 4, 2017 | Filed under: ACA, Front Page, News & Media, Press Release
  • The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) today released the findings of a nationwide survey of CHIP Directors that shows a majority of states are planning upcoming budgets on the assumption federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will continue. Only five states have begun the initial efforts of contingency plans should funding not […]

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    February 21, 2017 | Filed under: Press Release
  • New Findings from Rx Work Group Released at National Health Event Pittsburgh, PA – The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) today released findings from their Pharmacy Costs Work Group aimed at addressing the increasingly rising costs of pharmaceuticals. The findings were released as part of their 29th Annual State Health Policy Conference, held […]

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  • The newly launched National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) Pharmacy Cost Work Group will look beyond the strategies currently used in states to identify and develop new ideas which address the growing problem of Rx costs. The group will look broadly at states as purchasers, regulators, policymakers, and investors to develop the next generation […]

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  • Last month, as part of an Academy Health Annual Research Meeting panel on the 50th anniversary of Medicaid, NASHP Executive Director Trish Riley gave remarks on the history of the program, as well as addressed where it is heading and the long-term relationship between Medicaid and the states. Read the entire speech here.  

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    July 21, 2015 | Filed under: All, Medicaid, News & Media, Press Release
  • The following is a statement from NASHP Executive Director Trish Riley regarding the Supreme Court decision on King v. Burwell. “With their decision today, the Supreme Court has protected coverage for 6.4 million Americans and avoided a crisis for states and their insurance markets, had the insurance subsidies been eliminated. The Court recognized the ACA […]

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    June 25, 2015 | Filed under: Press Release
  • For Immediate Release: March 5, 2015 Contact: For HCCI: Maya Brod, 301-280-5757 mbrod@burness.com For NASHP: Lesa Rair, 202-903-2785 lrair@nashp.org Research teams will analyze how states are implementing health system reforms The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) and the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) have announced the recipients of the State Health Policy Grant […]

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    March 5, 2015 | Filed under: Press Release
  • “As the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell tomorrow, states are watching the Court very carefully. Sixteen states and the District of Columbia have established state-based exchanges. King’s challenge to whether the Affordable Care Act’s premium subsidies can be made available in states with exchanges run by the federal government […]

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    March 3, 2015 | Filed under: Press Release
  • Medical errors in Mass. still common, study finds State center resets focus on safety, care Boston Globe, Dec 2, 2014 The case of Betsy Lehman, a Boston Globe health reporter who died in 1994 after receiving a massive overdose of chemotherapy at a prestigious Boston cancer center, galvanized health leaders to reduce medical errors. Obamacare […]

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    January 7, 2015 | Filed under: Press Release