Pennsylvania

Substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), is prevalent among pregnant and parenting women, and these women have unique and often un-met treatment needs. Despite significant efforts, states report that access to treatment continues to lag for this population. In 2014, half of pregnant women with OUD who were enrolled in publicly-funded treatment […]

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  • Publications
    State Options for Promoting Recovery among Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid or Substance Use Disorder

    State Options for Promoting Recovery among Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid or Substance Use Disorder

    The opioid epidemic has heightened states’ efforts to prevent and treat of substance use disorder (SUD) in pregnant and parenting women. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration, interviewed Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Texas officials about the unique interagency approaches they are using to promote recovery […]

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  • Q&A with Pennsylvania’s Insurance Chief: Jessica Altman Explores the Evolving Role of Insurance Coverage

    Q&A with Pennsylvania’s Insurance Chief: Jessica Altman Explores the Evolving Role of Insurance Coverage

    In late March, Jessica Altman became Pennsylvania’s insurance commissioner, responsible for protecting consumers in the fifth-largest insurance market in the United States and the 14th-largest in the world. Altman, who is vice chair of the National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) Health Care Access and Finance Steering Committee, helped implement the Affordable Care Act […]

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    April 10, 2018 | Filed under: ACA, Front Page, Pennsylvania

  • State Health Policy Blog
    Lowering Drug Costs: Transparency Legislation Sets Off Flurry of New State Approaches

    Lowering Drug Costs: Transparency Legislation Sets Off Flurry of New State Approaches

    Responding to rapidly rising drug costs, 30 states across the country have drafted more than 60 drug price transparency bills designed to: Identify the costs that contribute to drug manufacturer expenses and list prices And unveil the often opaque business practices of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). In addition to promoting pricing transparency, as of early […]

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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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  • State Health Policy Blog

    The Prevention and Public Health Fund — Lessons from States; Questions for Policymakers

    The American Health Care Act, which proposes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), would dismantle the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF). States received over $625 million from the PPHF in fiscal year 2016,[i] and stand to lose more than $3 billion over five years if it is repealed.[ii] The bill would […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    From A to Zika: Three Tips from State Health Policymakers on Infectious Disease Crisis Preparedness and Response

    High-profile diseases such as Ebola and Zika grab headlines, but state health policymakers know that emergency preparedness begins long before the first news stories—or symptoms—appear. Preparedness and response often includes cross-sector work that addresses the intersections between public health infectious disease strategy and state Medicaid and emergency management policies. At the nexus of federal policy […]

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  • Webinars

    Webinar: A Conversation with State Officials on Medicaid Dental Managed Care

    Date: April 29, 2016 Time: 1:00 PM (ET) View the Webinar View the Webinar Slides An increasing number of states are using managed care approaches to deliver Medicaid dental services. In this webinar, state policymakers from Kentucky, Arizona, and Pennsylvania—three states that administer Medicaid benefits through managed care contracts that include both medical and dental services—share […]

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    April 11, 2016 | Filed under: Arizona, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Webinars

  • 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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  • State Health Policy Blog

    State Medicaid Expansion Plans: 2015 Recap and 2016 Possibilities

    As 2015 comes to a close, Medicaid expansion activity in states has not slowed down. Currently, 30 states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid, and six of these states have chosen to pursue waivers to implement alternative versions of expansion. As the new year approaches, a number of additional states are considering options […]

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