Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 3, 2019 The Vermont Agency for Human Services has presented its report on wholesale importation of prescription drugs from Canada as required by the state’s legislature pursuant to a law enacted last year. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), with a team of consultants including FDAImports.com, LLC and […]

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  • State-Based Marketplaces Open for Business

    Enrollment is still open in some states and coverage continues across the nation Washington, DC – On the heels of the Texas federal district court ruling against the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) convened state health marketplace directors for reaction. They stressed the ACA remains the law of the […]

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    December 19, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, Insurance Exchanges, Press Release

  • Individual Marketplace Enrollment Remains Stable in the Face of National Uncertainty

    State-Run Marketplaces’ Enrollment Outpaces Federal Sign-ups New data show that overall plan selections in the 2018 open enrollment period in state-based marketplaces (SBMs), the state-based marketplaces that use the federal platform (SBM-FPs) and the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM), remained generally stable despite facing significant national uncertainty. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) released […]

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    February 7, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, Press Release

  • State Health Policy Blog
    Maryland Lawmakers Submit Drug Cost Review Bill Based on NASHP’s Model Legislation

    Maryland Lawmakers Submit Drug Cost Review Bill Based on NASHP’s Model Legislation

    ANNAPOLIS — State lawmakers are scheduled to introduce a bill today that empowers Maryland to regulate prescription drug costs by evaluating the affordability of certain drugs and imposing limits on what the state and commercial health plans will pay them. Based on model legislation created by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), the […]

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  • Utah State Legislator Introduces Bill to Import Prescription Drugs from Canada, Based on NASHP Model Legislation

    Utah State Legislator Introduces Bill to Import Prescription Drugs from Canada, Based on NASHP Model Legislation

    Salt Lake City, Utah: Today, Republican state legislator Norman Thurston introduced groundbreaking legislation to create a safe, state-run prescription drug importation program that would import high-cost drugs from Canada, where prescription drugs cost 30 percent less than in the United States. The proposal for a whole-sale importation program of select, higher-cost drugs that are already […]

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  • Ten State-Based Exchange Executives Tell Senate Leaders Graham-Cassidy Will Disrupt Insurance Markets and Prove Impossible to Implement

    For Immediate Release: Sept. 25, 2017 Contact: Jennifer Laudano, 202-507-7584 jlaudano@nashp.org WASHINGTON, DC: Today, executive directors from 10 state-operated health insurance marketplaces expressed serious concerns over the financial cuts, drastic policy changes, and dramatically altered insurance funding model proposed in the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson amendment. In a Sept. 25, 2017, letter to Senate leadership, state insurance marketplace […]

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    September 25, 2017 | Filed under: Front Page, News & Media, Press Release

  • Twelve State-based Exchanges Outline Strategies to Stabilize Individual Market

    jlaudano@nashp.org Full text of the letter is available here. Today, Executive Directors from twelve health insurance marketplaces sent a letter to leadership of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee detailing consensus strategies to bring immediate stability to the individual market. The state-based marketplaces (SBMs) and state-based marketplaces operating on the federal platform (SBM-FP) […]

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  • Drop in Benchmark Benefits and Tax Credit Support Highlighted in New Report that Compares Costs and Comprehensiveness of BCRA

    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) in collaboration with Covered California today released a new report, Barely Covered: Initial Analysis of Coverage and Affordability Impacts to Consumers Under the Proposed Better Care Reconciliation Act, and 50-state interactive tool that compare the costs and comprehensiveness of coverage under the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) […]

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  • NASHP Launches Center for State Rx Drug Pricing

    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), with support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, today launched the Center for State Rx Drug Pricing. Building on the work of NASHP’s Pharmacy Costs Work Group over the past year, the Center will provide technical and strategic assistance to states, leverage legal and actuarial expertise […]

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  • Focus on AHCA Amendments Misses Underlying Legislation

    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: Front Page, Health Reform Hub, News & Media, Press Release