Without Congressional action, federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is due to end in September 2017. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) created this infographic to highlight the main policy and operational issues that would need to be considered and addressed in states with separate CHIP programs if future federal funding […]

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  • Publications

    In the Zone: State Strategies to Advance Health Equity by Investing in Community Health

    In the wake of national health care reform, many states are transforming their health care delivery systems to improve the health of populations while controlling costs. Reducing health disparities—and addressing the social and economic conditions driving them—is at the heart of many of these efforts. Embedded within larger statewide system transformations such as enhanced primary […]

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  • Overview of State Programs that Utilize an Assessment of Self-Funded ERISA Plans and/or Third Party Administrators

    As described in a recent NASHP blog, the Supreme Court’s decision in Gobeille v Liberty Mutual, which denied the state’s ability to mandate claims submission from self-funded ERISA health plans, may have started us down a slippery slope.  In light of this new approach to what state requirements are preempted by ERISA, the Supreme Court asked […]

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    April 6, 2016 | Filed under: Charts, Payment Reform, State Refor(u)m

  • Exchange Governance Chart

    Exchange Governance Chart

    This chart highlights steps states have taken to create an exchange. If you’d like to read more about exchange policy decisions, check out our State and Partnership Exchange Policy Decisions chart. This chart is a collaborative effort with you, the user. Know of something we should add to this compilation? Eager to update a fact we’ve included? […]

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    April 4, 2016 | Filed under: Charts, State Exchanges, State Exchanges Maps and Charts

  • State Strategies to Improve Health Through Housing Services

    States are increasingly looking at housing as a component of health and well-being, particularly for individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Numerous studies show that housing supports for certain populations can improve health and reduce hospital expenditures and other costs for state and local governments. Some states are leveraging federal health […]

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    March 29, 2016 | Filed under: Charts, Population Health, State Refor(u)m

  • State Community Health Worker Models

    Please follow this link to view the State Community Health Worker Models map and accompanying chart.

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    March 24, 2016 | Filed under: Charts, Population Health, State Refor(u)m

  • The State of State Health Policy: Governors’ 2016 State of the State Addresses

    State of State speeches provide governors with an opportunity to highlight recent policy successes as well as outline key plans and issue areas of focus for the coming year. These speeches are generally strong indicators of governors’ main priorities and sometimes also include specific proposal suggestions and funding recommendations for deliberation by legislatures. Currently, 31 […]

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  • Meeting the Health-Related Social Needs of Low-Income Persons: Funding Sources Available to States

    The Accountable Health Communities initiative recently announced by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) holds promise for helping communities bridge the gap between health care and social services. This important work has the potential to improve health in communities by addressing food insecurity, housing instability, and other social determinants of health.  Although the […]

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  • Population Health Components of State Innovation Model (SIM) Plans: Round 2 Model Testing States

    The Round Two State Innovation Model (SIM) Test Awards granted by HHS to eleven states (Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island, Ohio, Tennessee, and Washington) support state efforts to build multi-payer models of health system transformation. As noted in a previous analysis, population health improvement is an important component of the […]

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    November 24, 2015 | Filed under: Charts, Population Health, State Refor(u)m

  • According to U.S. Census Bureau Report, Uninsured Rates Drop in All 50 States and the District of Columbia

    According to U.S. Census Bureau Report, Uninsured Rates Drop in All 50 States and the District of Columbia

    Health insurance numbers released from the U.S. Census Bureau show decreases in the rate of the uninsured in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. These numbers, which cover calendar year 2013 and calendar year 2014, allow us for the first time to look at how the policies of the Affordable Care Act have […]

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    September 16, 2015 | Filed under: Charts, State Exchanges, State Exchanges Maps and Charts