Key Points
  • Encourage genuine market-based and consumer-oriented health insurance reforms, which simultaneously would control costs, improve quality, and expand access to health care for all Americans through free enterprise.
  • Work to allow state spending to reflect the unique needs of each state and local jurisdiction, and set eligibility standards that reflect state priorities.
  • Regulators and elected officials work to encourage health care sharing ministries to provide health care cost sharing arrangements among persons of similar and sincerely held religious beliefs, administered by not-for-profit religious organizations.
  • Work to encourage furthering an environment that facilitates high quality, low cost healthcare that allows individuals choice, and control over their healthcare needs and expenses.

There has never been a time when both federal and state jurisdictions have been more in control of American’s healthcare than it is today. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act is well in motion, and each state has considered how to address provisions of the federal law as it has been mandated to take effect. At ALEC, we are constantly in search of ways to encourage greater choice, transparency and budget-predictability in our healthcare system. The Health and Human Services (HHS) Task Force seeks Model Policy that will allow decisions about individuals’ health care in the hands of doctors and patients, not government agencies or third party payers.

There is also incredible opportunity to modernize our healthcare system by encouraging greater innovation to providers by way of digital health and health information technology. As we go forward, HHS Task Force objective will work to break down barriers to innovation in our regulatory and legislative environment, allowing cutting edge products and services brought about by investment in science and technology into our models of care. With this, private enterprise will play an even bigger role in how we monitor and access care, whether it is remotely over broadband, in person, or through a digital application. Below are key initiatives we are in pursuit of. Please join us in this discussion; it is a great time to be at ALEC.

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Model Policies

  • Association Health Insurance Standard Model Act Final

    Section 1. Short Title This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Association Group Health Insurance Act. Section 2. Purpose The purpose of this act is to establish standards for offering group health insurance products through an association. Section 3. Association Groups A. (1) A policy …

  • Associate Physician Act Final

    Section 1: Associate Physicians; Licensure; Applications; Rules; Definitions A. An Associate Physician may practice as an Associate Physician as follows: (1) By providing only primary care services and only in medically underserved rural or urban areas of this state; and (2) Under the terms of an Associate …

  • Safeguard the Right-to-Try Cutting-Edge Medicine Act Final

    Section 1. (1) As used in this act, and unless the context otherwise requires: (a) “Life-threatening or severely debilitating illness,” as defined in section 312.81 of Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor regulation). (b) “Eligible patient” means an individual who meets all of the …

  • Safe Compounding Act Final

    Section 1: Compounding Pharmacies; Certain Medications; Requirements; Definitions A. Chronically-ill patients and terminally ill patients have the right to determine, with the assistance and guidance of their health care providers, individual courses of treatment through the use of medications and treatments obtained from a compounding pharmacy. B. Compounding pharmacies that …

  • Resolution on Patient Access to Physical Therapists’ Services Without Current Professional Practice Restrictions Regarding Referral Final

    WHEREAS, physical therapy is the care and services provided by or under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist as authorized by state law. Physical therapists provide services to patients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease, …

  • Resolution in Support of Telehealth Modernization Principles Final

    Resolution: WHEREAS, laws and regulations should allow health care providers to practice the full extent of their professional training and expertise through telehealth; WHEREAS, laws and regulations should permit health care providers to deliver all forms of telehealth, including real-time video consultations, remote patient monitoring, and store-and-forward technology; WHEREAS, all …

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Task Forces

Health and Human Services

There is no sector of our economy where the hand of government is more evident than in health care. Half …

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