• How State Policymakers Spent Their Summer: Stabilizing Their Insurance Markets

    Policymakers in numerous states spent their summer crafting policies to educate and protect consumers in response to federal actions that expanded the sale of association and short-term health plans, which threaten to destabilize state individual insurance markets. Discover how they did it.

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  • Illinois State Lawmaker Plots His Next Move to Curb Generic Drug Price Gouging

    Earlier this year, Illinois state Rep. Will Guzzardi proposed an aggressive, anti-price-gouging bill to stop manufacturers from excessively hiking the cost of generic drugs sold to Illinois residents. Guzzardi’s bill was one of 12 anti-price-gouging measures introduced in state legislatures this year. The bill passed the House and stalled in the Senate, but he is already prepping for Round 2 in the next legislative season.

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  • How States Address Social Determinants of Health in Their Medicaid Contracts and Contract Guidance Documents

    To encourage investments in population health, states increasingly use levers available in their managed care and value-based contracts to address social determinants of health, such as housing and employment. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NASHP examined Medicaid contracts and other documents in 11 states to highlight how states’ contract requirements sought to enhance population health.

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  • States Strengthen Medicaid-Ryan White Collaboration to Improve Care Coordination for People with HIV

    This report, the second in a three-part series, explores policy levers and strategies that states are using to streamline collaboration between their Medicaid and Ryan White HIV/AIDS programs in order to provide access and quality care to people living with HIV. This report explores how Medicaid and Ryan White programs in California, New York, Washington, and Wisconsin have partnered to improve care coordination services for people living with HIV.

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  • How to Strengthen Medicaid Managed Care for CYSHCN through Title V and Medicaid Partnerships

    Medicaid and state Title V programs provide critical services for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families. As Medicaid programs increasingly use managed care delivery systems to provide these services, many state Medicaid and Title V programs are joining forces to ensure they meet the unique needs of CYSHCN. This brief explores effective, partnership strategies identified in NASHP’s 50-state review of state Medicaid managed care programs that serve CYSHCN. Read more.

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