ACA

Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Federal health policy changes are expected and states need to be ready to respond and implement new program developments quickly.This session examines the nuts and bolts of the legislative, regulatory, policy, stakeholder work, and system changes that may be required, plus potential implementation challenges for states. Speakers provide varying perspectives on […]

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  • Tuesday, October 24th 10:00AM-11:30AM How to provide the best health coverage possible at a state and federal level is an on-going discussion among many players who do not always follow the same path, but what could happen if these players worked together? This session explores strategies to integrate Medicaid and Exchange eligibility, employ private market […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, ACA, Exchange, Medicaid
  • Publications

    In signaling that it will craft its own health reform proposal, the U.S. Senate opens the door for new approaches to address cost, coverage, and access. In tandem, state officials are assessing the impact of potential changes and weighing their options. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) recently “took the pulse” of state […]

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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, Health Reform Hub, News & Media, Press Release
  • State Health Policy Blog

    The urgency to stabilize the individual markets is palpable in the states. Insurers will begin filing preliminary rates for 2018 next month and are developing those rates in a period of uncertainty. Will cost sharing reductions continue? Will there be some help to stabilize the market, calm jittery insurers and assure that consumers in every […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    The rancor of the recent debate around repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), masked a point of agreement- despite progress, the individual market remains unaffordable for too many and sometimes limits plan choice. In a changing economy, more of us move from job to job, sometimes with periods of unemployment; many of us […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Congressional action to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is on the fast track. The administration and GOP leaders have outlined a three-pronged effort to reform healthcare beginning with passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Last night, Congress released Manager’s Amendments to the AHCA, inclusive of a series of policy and technical […]

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  • Webinars

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET View the webinar Download the slides Do you have to make coverage decisions, design delivery system change, and/or implement new delivery models while ensuring quality? Research evidence, including Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR), are valuable tools for state health policymakers to […]

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    March 15, 2017 | Filed under: ACA, Health Reform Hub, Webinars, Webinars
  • State Health Policy Blog

    Quick Summary of the Alaska Reinsurance Plan Yesterday, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price issued a letter to governors encouraging them to take advantage of Sec. 1332 State Innovation Waivers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and cited Alaska ‘s 1332 waiver request to HHS as an example. Alaska’s waiver seeks federal funds […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    On March 7, NASHP issued a chart summarizing how the American Health Care Act, passed out of House committees the day before, differed from the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition, NASHP held a summit with state leaders to discuss those changes and how they might affect states. These leaders represented the diversity of states […]

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