News & Media

June 18, 2019: More States Pass Surprise Medical Bill Protections, #NASHPCONF19 Targets Rising Rx Costs June 11, 2019: Massachusetts Study Shows How PBM “Spread Pricing” Contributes to Rising Drug Costs June 4, 2019: Environmental Health Pioneer Gary Cohen to Open #NASHPCONF19 May 28, 2019: State Surprise Billing Laws Can Inform Congress, and States Test Outcome-Based […]

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  • NASHP News Archive – 2018

    December 18, 2018: New Toolkits Help Governors Improve Health and States Address Palliative Care Access and Quality December 11, 2018: The Story of Marketplace Enrollment 2014-2018, and States Expand Supported Employment Initiatives December 4, 2018: New State Approaches to Improving the Health of Pregnant and Parenting Women November 27, 2018: New Resources to Help States […]

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    January 4, 2018 | Filed under: News & Media

  • 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 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 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

  • 2017 E-News Archive

    December 19, 2017: States Work to Curb Rx Costs in 2018, and Brace for Insurance Reform December 12, 2017: States Consider Medicaid Buy-In to Expand Coverage Options December 5, 2017: National Academy Recommends Strategies to Lower Rx Prices That States Are Already Trying November 28, 2017: Is It Safe and Cost-Effective to Import Drugs from Canada? […]

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    January 4, 2017 | Filed under: News & Media

  • NASHP Announces Pharmacy Costs Work Group

    The newly launched National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) Pharmacy Cost Work Group will look beyond the strategies currently used in states to identify and develop new ideas which address the growing problem of Rx costs. The group will look broadly at states as purchasers, regulators, policymakers, and investors to develop the next generation […]

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  • 2016 E-News Archive

    January 5, 2016: Delivery system & payment reform map, new states added to justice toolkit January 12, 2016: Chart on State Funding Sources, Global Budgeting Brief and more January 19, 2016: Updates on SBMs in OE3 & Advancing Pediatric Medical Homes in RI January 26, 2016: New brief on peer support for adults with SMI February 2, 2016: Blog on Global Budgeting […]

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    February 19, 2016 | Filed under: News & Media