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The American Health Care Act, which proposes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), would dismantle the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF). States received over $625 million from the PPHF in fiscal year 2016,[i] and stand to lose more than $3 billion over five years if it is repealed.[ii] The bill would […]

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  • 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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  • Publications

    As the national debate over the ACA continues, this publication  looks at why Congress needs to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to assure consumers and payers have the information they need to make health purchasing decisions. The considerable discussion of increasing consumer engagement, in part by expanding the use of health savings accounts […]

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    February 28, 2017 | Filed under: ACA, Front Page, Health Reform Hub, Publications
  • The 2017 open enrollment period for individual coverage has now ended. The figures below represent the latest data on exchange enrollment for states that operate State-based Marketplaces (SBMs) or State-based Marketplaces on the federal platform (SBM-FPs). [i] “Covered California Finishes Fourth Open Enrollment with More Than 412, 000 New Consumers and Strong Participation from Young Enrollees” […]

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    February 28, 2017 | Filed under: Charts, Eligibility and Enrollment, Front Page, Insurance Exchanges
  • Lead Screening & Treatment in Medicaid and CHIP

    State Medicaid agencies and CHIP programs play a significant role in their state’s lead screening procedures and provision of treatment services for children. This fact sheet was created following a recent webinar with state officials to share key information. It provides data on lead toxicity in children, the potential health impacts, the federal CMS requirements for screening […]

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  • Publications

    As the largest payers of substance use disorder treatment services, states have a significant incentive to ensure that their residents have access to a health care system that efficiently and effectively identifies and addresses substance use treatment needs. However, national survey data shows that most individuals with an alcohol or opioid use disorder do not […]

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  • Publications

    Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is set to end on September 30, 2017 without Congressional action. In December 2016, The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) surveyed state CHIP officials to learn about any recent changes in their CHIP programs and how states are budgeting and planning for CHIP considering its uncertain future. […]

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    February 16, 2017 | Filed under: Children's Health, Front Page, Publications
  • Informal Call for Ideas | Submissions due by March 17, 2017 As the health policy community across the nation engages in discussions about the future of the ACA, three things are clear 1. Uncertainty poses challenges for state policymakers 2. Not withstanding, state leaders have programs to run and people to serve, even as the policy […]

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    February 16, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Front Page
  • Publications

    As Congress continues its Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal effort, and evolving replacement options are in the spotlight, NASHP continues to track issues that appear in replacement proposals and provide state perspectives. In past weeks we’ve looked through a state lens at high-risk pools and selling insurance across state lines. Today we tackle another element of possible ACA replacement proposals: health savings accounts […]

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    February 14, 2017 | Filed under: ACA, Front Page, Health Reform Hub, Indiana, Michigan, Publications
  • State Health Policy Blog

    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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