• What the House and Senate Health Care Bills Mean for States

    The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) builds on the AHCA but includes some very significant differences. NASHP has reviewed the BCRA, recognizing that it is a discussion draft and not a final proposal, and has added it to our chart comparing the ACA, AHCA and now BCRA. This document was updated on July 21st, 2017 to include language creating a continuous coverage requirement. NASHP will continue to track amendments to the BCRA and will provide more detailed analysis and comparison as the final language becomes clear.

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  • NASHP Launches Center for State Rx Drug Pricing

    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), with support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, has launched the Center for State Rx Drug Pricing. Building on the work of the Pharmacy Costs Work Group, the Center will provide technical and strategic assistance to states, leverage legal and actuarial expertise as needed, distribute funding to a subset of states, and convene state leaders as part of a work group. Visit the Center now!

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  • NASHPCONF17 Agenda Announced and Registration Open!

    Join over 700 members of the state health policy community, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia at NASHP’s 30th Annual State Health Policy Conference, October 23-25 in Portland, Oregon. Planned by state health policymakers for state health policymakers, NASHP’s annual event is the premier conference for the state health policy community. Our carefully crafted agenda focuses on emerging issues, current best practices and brings together the nation’s leading experts to share, learn and discuss. Register today!

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  • 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 resulting in significant changes in what people pay for coverage. Learn more.

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  • National Webinar: Integrating Oral Health into Oregon’s Coordinated Care Model

    States increasingly see oral health as important to overall health. Oregon in particular has been working toward integrating oral health into its Medicaid coordinated care model.  In this webinar, Chris DeMars and Bruce Austin of the Oregon Health Authority will describe the state’s Medicaid system transformation and share the state’s experience integrating oral health into it, including key policy considerations. Linda Mann of Capitol Dental Care and Laura McKeane of AllCare CCO will highlight innovative local strategies in Oregon for addressing oral health needs.

    This webinar is supported by the DentaQuest Foundation.

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