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The Supreme Court has ruled on the case, and affirmed the provision of tax-subsidies through the federally-facilitated marketplace (FFM), a decision potentially effecting more than 6.4 million Americans currently receiving subsidies in the 34 states. NASHP has released materials to help states as they prepare to take the next steps as they continue ACA implementation, […]

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  • Community Health Centers

    While federally funded community health centers (CHCs) operate with strong federal direction, state health policy has substantial implications for CHCs, and state health policymakers have a variety of tools and levers with which to influence the role of health centers in state health systems. State policymakers and health centers need to understand the issues and […]

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    February 10, 2009 | Filed under: Landing Page
  • ERISA

    Congress enacted the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in 1974 primarily to address the management of employer pension plans, but it also applies to employer benefits like health insurance.  ERISA’s provisions sometimes preempt state laws and complicate state efforts to make health care coverage more broadly available. For example, under ERISA, states are prohibited […]

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    February 10, 2009 | Filed under: Landing Page
  • Children’s Health Insurance

    Federal-state partnerships to provide health insurance coverage for children and youth date back to creation of Medicaid in 1965. The 1997 bipartisan enactment of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provided significant new state options to expand coverage through Medicaid or separate programs meeting federal requirements. The 2009 Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) provides […]

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    February 10, 2009 | Filed under: Landing Page
  • Comprehensive State Reforms

    A handful of states have enacted and implemented comprehensive reforms that provide access to health coverage, improve the quality of care, and decrease costs. These reforms required tremendous leadership and hold great promise. NASHP has monitored and analyzed these comprehensive state reforms in order to inform conversations about health reform at both the state and […]

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    February 10, 2009 | Filed under: Landing Page
  • Role of States in National Health Care Reform

    Much of the failure or success of federal health reform will depend on the ability of states to implement its key provisions. NASHP strives to help state policymakers understand the implications of federal reforms and the sometimes complex implications of seemingly simple federal provisions. We are building tools to facilitate and accelerate peer-to-peer learning among […]

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    February 10, 2009 | Filed under: Landing Page
  • Child Development

    Research indicates that children’s healthy development is essential to school readiness, academic success, and overall well-being. Services that support young children’s healthy development can reduce the prevalence of developmental and behavioral disorders that have high costs and long-term consequences for health, education, child welfare, and juvenile justice systems. Additionally, a growing body of evidence suggests […]

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    February 10, 2009 | Filed under: Landing Page
  • Assisted Living

    Assisted living has become an important residential care option within many states’ home and community based services systems, providing supportive and health-related services and assistance with activities of daily living.  Since assisted living services are not typically funded by the Medicaid program except through state-designed waiver programs, the definition, regulation and oversight of this community […]

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    February 10, 2009 | Filed under: Landing Page, Medicaid
  • Oral Health

    In 2000, the first-ever Surgeon General’s report on oral health documented widespread disparities in oral health and access to oral health care among Americans. The report also drew attention to the important connection between oral health and overall health.  Although the oral health of most Americans has improved dramatically in recent decades, several high-profile, tragic, […]

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    February 10, 2009 | Filed under: Landing Page