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NASHP’s Housing and Health Resources for States

Safe and stable housing is necessary for people to become and stay healthy. States and the federal government have both invested in programs that help low-income and vulnerable populations find housing and access health care and supportive services. However, those programs often remain siloed with health and housing sectors often working independently toward similar goals. […]

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  • Maps
    State Legislative Action to Lower Pharmaceutical Costs

    State Legislative Action to Lower Pharmaceutical Costs

    Updated May 16, 2019* Find the status of state legislation to address prescription drug costs below. Use the category button to search by type of legislation and roll over a state to view its pending drug legislation. Download or view a chart listing 2019 legislation by state. View state action in 2018, 2017, and 2015-2016. Email information about new bills or legislative action to Sarah Lanford. This map […]

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    January 7, 2019 | Filed under: Featured, Featured-Rx, Front Page-Rx, Maps, Rx Featured New

  • Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

    Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

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    April 18, 2018 | Filed under: Featured

  • A Snapshot of State Proposals to Implement Medicaid Work Requirements Nationwide

    A Snapshot of State Proposals to Implement Medicaid Work Requirements Nationwide

    *Updated April 1, 2019 In January 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new policy allowing states to implement work and community engagement requirements for certain Medicaid enrollees. States must seek federal approval to require non-elderly, non-pregnant, and non-disabled adults to meet these requirements to qualify for full or partial Medicaid coverage. This chart summarizes […]

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    January 29, 2018 | Filed under: Charts, Featured, Front Page, Medicaid

  • State Health Policy Blog
    Top 5 Themes We Saw Emerge From #NASHPconf15

    Top 5 Themes We Saw Emerge From #NASHPconf15

    State health policy leaders from all 50 states and the District of Columbia converged in Dallas for our largest-ever annual conference. Packed sessions and hallway conversations had the place abuzz with ideas and challenges as states move ahead with system-changing reforms. Without the brainpower of our members and attendees identifying key issues and best practices […]

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    November 2, 2015 | Filed under: Featured, State Health Policy Blog

  • State Health Policy Blog
    Vermont Gets its Day in Court on ERISA: Supreme Court Agrees to Hear <em>Gobeille v. Liberty</em> Mutual Next Term

    Vermont Gets its Day in Court on ERISA: Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Next Term

    The Supreme Court granted certiorari in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual, a case brought by Vermont challenging the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling on ERISA preemption that bars the state from requiring self-insured employer-sponsored health plans to submit claims data to Vermont’s all-payer claims database (APCD). In doing so, the Supreme Court is providing Vermont […]

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    June 29, 2015 | Filed under: Featured, State Health Policy Blog, State Refor(u)m, Vermont

  • Maps
    State Community Health Worker Models

    State Community Health Worker Models

    As states transform their health systems many are turning to Community Health Workers (CHWs) to tackle some of the most challenging aspects of health improvement, such as facilitating care coordination, enhancing access to community-based services, and addressing social determinants of health. While state definitions vary, CHWs are typically frontline workers who are trusted members of […]

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    May 7, 2015 | Filed under: Featured, Maps, Population Health

  • Toolkits
    Oral Health and the Triple Aim Toolkit

    Oral Health and the Triple Aim Toolkit

    Oral health is linked to overall health, and mounting evidence suggests that addressing oral health can help states move toward the Triple Aim goals of improving the patient experience, improving the health of populations, and reducing per-capita health care spending. Poor oral health—including high rates of tooth decay, missing teeth, and gum disease—and inadequate access […]

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    April 20, 2015 | Filed under: Featured, Oral Health, Population Health, Toolkits

  • Maps,Toolkits
    EPSDT Resources to Improve Medicaid for Children and Adolescents

    EPSDT Resources to Improve Medicaid for Children and Adolescents

    About This Map Beyond the screening and preventive health services covered under EPSDT, the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents, diagnostic and treatment services are also covered to correct or ameliorate a child’s physical or mental condition(s). In general, states must ensure the provision of, and pay for, any services, including treatment, in accordance with […]

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  • Toolkits

    Advancing Children’s Coverage Toolkit

    As states take different approaches to implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and new coverage options primarily designed for adults, they may be challenged to maintain and further the progress made in children’s coverage. When the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was enacted in 1997, 25 percent of low-income children were uninsured in the United […]

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    May 3, 2013 | Filed under: Children's Health, Featured, Toolkits