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Congress has begun its Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal effort and evolving replacement options are receiving considerable attention. NASHP is tracking issues that appear in multiple proposals and will provide state perspectives, including: How might they impact states? What might they cost? Have they been tried before in states and what did we learn from […]

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  • This worksheet, originally created by the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS), identifies key requirements of the ACA that impact state Medicaid and CHIP programs and poses questions for state officials to consider in preparing for actions that may need to be taken upon repeal. NASHP is pleased to share this tool allowing other […]

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    January 31, 2017 | Filed under: All States, Charts, Front Page, Medicaid, State Exchanges
  • Publications

    State and federal policymakers increasingly acknowledge that health is difficult to achieve and maintain for people without a stable home. The cross-sector nature of efforts to provide health care, housing, and housing-related services to vulnerable populations can make it difficult for health and housing policymakers to align and coordinate their work. With support from The […]

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  • Much has been written about the impact of ACA repeal on consumers and health insurance markets. With this chart NASHP provides an overview of ACA provisions and snapshot of the implications to states if the ACA is repealed. States are the primary regulator of insurance and as such had laws in place prior to the enactment of […]

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    January 24, 2017 | Filed under: ACA, Exchange, Front Page, Medicaid, Population Health
  • State Health Policy Blog

    Individuals involved in the criminal justice system often have complex health needs—rates of mental illness, substance abuse, and other health conditions are as much as seven times higher for justice-involved individuals than the general population.[1] Behavioral health issues in particular are prevalent among the justice-involved population. Estimates are that approximately 56 percent of individuals in […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    When it comes to prevention, identification, and mitigation of public health crises states are at the forefront. These crises require a multi-sector state agency approach as often they disproportionally impact disadvantaged communities and are linked with challenging social determinants of health. The conversation regarding preparation and mitigation of these disasters has received increased national attention […]

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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
  • State Health Policy Blog

    The Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released an eye-opening study this past week, indicating that utilization of emergency department (ED) services due to behavioral health conditions increased sharply from 2006 to 2013. The brief “Trends in Emergency Department Visits Involving Mental and Substance Use Disorders,” highlights a 52 percent increase in ED utilization […]

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    ___________________________________________________________________________________ State Legislation Action on Pharmaceutical Prices As the 2017 state legislative sessions kick off, NASHP is continuing our work tracking legislative action on pharmaceutical pricing. Last year, states introduced dozens of bills on pharmaceutical prices, and the trend is expected to continue in 2017.  A series of maps and accompanying chart summarize state legislation […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Amidst discussion of repealing, delaying, and replacing the ACA, what’s ahead for health reform is uncertain, but may be informed by reflection on what’s gone before. In January 2000, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) convened a bipartisan group of state health policy leaders to discuss lessons learned from 25 years of state […]

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    January 3, 2017 | Filed under: Front Page, State Health Policy Blog