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Learn How States Can Blend, Braid, and Use Block Grant Funds to Promote Public Health

As federal officials hint at overwhelming changes in how state health programs will be funded in the future, policymakers are strategizing how to reconfigure their programs to take advantage of the promised brave new world of flexibility and realigned funding. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), the de Beaumont Foundation, and the Association […]

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  • State policymakers increasingly acknowledge that safe and stable housing is necessary for people to become and stay healthy. States and the federal government have both invested in programs that support low-income and vulnerable populations in finding housing and accessing health care and supportive services. However, those programs often remain siloed, with the health and housing […]

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    November 30, 2017 | Filed under: Landing Page
  • Publications

    When states pass laws designed to control prescription drug costs, the pharmaceutical industry often responds with lawsuits claiming states are hindering interstate commerce and violating the federal Dormant Commerce Clause (DCC). NASHP’s legal experts believe states can craft drug cost policies that can withstand industry challenges. This brief by Anna Zaret and Darien Shankse provides insight and […]

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  • What the House and Senate Health Care Bills Mean for States

    July 25, 2017 House and Senate Bills, ACA Comparison Chart (Updated) Blog: BCRA and the Byrd Rule Today, the Senate is expected to vote on a motion to bring a health care bill to the floor for debate. While it is yet uncertain which bill will be brought forward (the American Health Care Act, the […]

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  • Accounting for age, income, and geography in premium tax credit structure Whether or not states would embrace the waivers included in the AHCA to fundamentally restructure health insurance in the individual market remains a question. But what is clear, even without waivers, the AHCA will significantly alter how premiums and subsidies are set resulting in […]

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  • Children’s Health Insurance Resources

    Through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), states and the nation have made substantial progress in covering children and improving their access to quality health care supporting healthy growth and development. With ongoing funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, NASHP has supported, analyzed, and reported on state efforts to extend children’s […]

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    March 30, 2017 | Filed under: Children's Health, Landing Page
  • 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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  • Visit the updated Health Reform Hub here! ___________________________________________________________________________________ House and Senate Bills, ACA Comparison Chart A Crosswalk of ACA Provisions with Proposed Language Under the House American Health Care Act and the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has released an updated chart and accompanying fact sheets that reflect a revision to […]

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    February 2, 2017 | Filed under: ACA, Landing Page
  • Medicaid Funding Opportunities in Support of Perinatal Regionalization Systems

    Nearly 40 states have a system of risk appropriate perinatal care. A series of new resources explore Medicaid’s role as an important partner in developing perinatal regionalization policies and strategies given its significant investments in a disproportionate share of high-risk births and flexibility in the range and scope of services covered. Case studies of California and Georgia demonstrate how state […]

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  • Webinars

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    October 13, 2016 | Filed under: Landing Page, Webinars