Press Release

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

    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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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    June 20, 2017 | Filed under: Drug Pricing, News & Media, Press Release
  • 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: ACA, Front Page, Health Reform Hub, News & Media, Press Release
  • The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) today released the findings of a nationwide survey of CHIP Directors that shows a majority of states are planning upcoming budgets on the assumption federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will continue. Only five states have begun the initial efforts of contingency plans should funding not […]

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    February 21, 2017 | Filed under: Press Release
  • New Findings from Rx Work Group Released at National Health Event Pittsburgh, PA – The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) today released findings from their Pharmacy Costs Work Group aimed at addressing the increasingly rising costs of pharmaceuticals. The findings were released as part of their 29th Annual State Health Policy Conference, held […]

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  • 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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