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.

Publications

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Model Policies

  • Resolution In Support of Telehealth Modernization Principles

    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 health …

  • Central Registry Reform Model Legislation Final

    WHEREAS the 5th and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution prohibit governments from depriving individuals of their liberty or property interests without due process of the law; and   WHEREAS this State has established procedures for collecting and maintaining child abuse and neglect investigation records in a Central Registry that …

  • Mobile Food Vendor Freedom Act Final

    Section 1. Short Title. This Act shall be known as the “Mobile Food Vendor Freedom Act.” Section 2. Purposes. The Act’s purposes are to: legalize mobile food vending across the state;   promote agriculture and expand economic development;   foster opportunities for small businesses and stimulate innovation;   increase consumer …

  • Resolution on Life-Cycle Management of EV Batteries and Solar Panels Draft

    WHEREAS, Congress has placed a high priority on decreasing hydrocarbon fueled electricity generation by increasing the deployment of solar panel (SP) technology, and at the same time encouraged an increase in the number of electric vehicles (EV) in the United States, with the objective of reducing reliance on internal combustion engines; and …

  • Expedited Suspension and Legislative Repeal of Harmful Rules Act Final

    Section 1. Nothing in this act grants any authority to the governor, a state agency, commission, board, or any other state actor to impose or increase regulatory burdens on, or further restrict the liberty of, private parties. The deregulatory actions authorized by this act include the temporary or permanent suspension …

  • Emergency Power Reform Act Draft

    Section 1. Nothing in this act grants additional emergency powers to the governor or any executive branch official. Section 2. State officials may issue nonbinding recommendations and guidelines, and may help coordinate public and private, voluntary action to prevent or respond to an emergency. The exercise of any emergency power …

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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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