Archives: Human Services / Model Policies

Archives: Human Services / Model Policies

  • Resolution Supporting Efforts of Telehealth Working Group image

    Resolution Supporting Efforts of Telehealth Working Group

    WHEREAS, the cost of healthcare has grown an average of 2.4 percent faster than GDP since 1970 and currently represents 18 percent of the United States’ total GDP; and WHEREAS, …

  • Federal and State Funded Health Care Financing Programs Overview Committee Act image

    Federal and State Funded Health Care Financing Programs Overview Committee Act

    Federal and State Funded Health Care Financing Programs Overview Committee Act Summary Establishes the Federal and State Funded Health Care Financing Programs Overview Committee, charged with reviewing …

  • Health Care Sharing Ministries Tax Parity Act image

    Health Care Sharing Ministries Tax Parity Act

    Findings and Purpose Members of health care sharing ministries financially assist fellow members with large medical expenses with a result usually provided by health insurance.  Due to their positive contribution …

  • Patient Access Expansion Act image

    Patient Access Expansion Act

    Patient Access Expansion Act Summary This act prohibits the state from requiring any form of the Federation of State Medical Boards’ proprietary Maintenance of Licensure program, including …

  • Resolution on Ensuring Access to Convenient Care Clinics image

    Resolution on Ensuring Access to Convenient Care Clinics

    WHEREAS, {Insert state legislative body} finds that access to health care is important to its citizens; and WHEREAS, {Insert state legislative body} finds that state legislators can have a profound …

  • Resolution In Support of the PhRMA Code and Corporate Self-Regulation image

    Resolution In Support of the PhRMA Code and Corporate Self-Regulation

    WHEREAS, Health care is an expanding portion of state budgets; and WHEREAS, Prescription medicines, which comprise only 10 cents per health care dollar spent, are being used more frequently to …

  • Resolution on Certificate of Need (CON) Laws Required for the Establishment of Certain Health Care Services image

    Resolution on Certificate of Need (CON) Laws Required for the Establishment of Certain Health Care Services

    WHEREAS, Certificate of Need (CON) laws and similar programs are prominent government-imposed barriers to entry into the health care market that force health care firms to fulfill various over-burdensome requirements …

  • Exchange Transparency Act image

    Exchange Transparency Act

    Exchange Transparency Act Summary Requires health plans offered through a state-based health exchange to provide specific information in order for consumers to draw meaningful comparisons between plans.

  • Navigator Background Check Act image

    Navigator Background Check Act

    Navigator Background Check Act Summary This bill creates registration and reporting procedures for health care insurance navigators in {insert state}. Model Policy Section 1. Title. This Act …

  • Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act image

    Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act

    Section 1. Short Title.  This Act may be cited as the “Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act.” Section 2.  The people have the right to enter into private contracts …

  • Rescission External Review Act image

    Rescission External Review Act

    Section 1. Short Title.  This Act may be cited as the “Rescission External Review Act.” Section 2. Purpose.  The purpose of this Act is to assure that covered persons have …

  • Affordable Health Insurance Act image

    Affordable Health Insurance Act

    Section 1. Short Title.  This Act may be cited as the “Affordable Health Insurance Act.” Section 2.  Insurers that include and operate wellness and health promotion programs, disease …

  • Resolution in Support of Oral Health Curriculum image

    Resolution in Support of Oral Health Curriculum

    Resolution: WHEREAS, oral health is distinct from other aspects of health care in that oral health predominantly relates to two diseases—caries and periodontal disease—both of which are largely preventable; and WHEREAS, unlike …

  • Requiring Legislative Approval for Medicaid Expansion Act image

    Requiring Legislative Approval for Medicaid Expansion Act

    Requiring Legislative Approval for Medicaid Expansion Act Summary: Prohibits the expansion of Medicaid eligibility through an increase in the income threshold without prior legislative approval. Model Policy: Section …

  • Health Care Price Disclosure Act image

    Health Care Price Disclosure Act

    Health Care Price Disclosure Act Summary This Act requires health care professionals to make available the “direct pay” price for at least the 25 most common services or procedures; …

  • Resolution Supporting the Repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) image

    Resolution Supporting the Repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)

    Resolution Supporting the Repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) Summary and Background On March 22, 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the Protecting Access …

  • Health Freedom Compact Act image

    Health Freedom Compact Act

    Findings and Declaration of Policy (A)  Unites States Code Section 112 gives Congressional consent “to any two or more states to enter into agreements or compacts for …

  • Resolution on the Tax and Fiscal Effects of Medicaid Expansion image

    Resolution on the Tax and Fiscal Effects of Medicaid Expansion

    Summary This resolution memorializes the harmful fiscal effects of Medicaid expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ObamaCare, and commends the 21 states that have …

  • Resolution on Cord and Placenta Blood Banking and Research image

    Resolution on Cord and Placenta Blood Banking and Research

    Summary This resolution recognizes the need for increased public awareness about the use and research of umbilical cord blood and placenta blood banking to provide treatment options for debilitating or …

  • Resolution Opposing Restrictions on Contracting for Non-Clinical Dental Support Services image

    Resolution Opposing Restrictions on Contracting for Non-Clinical Dental Support Services

    Resolution Opposing Restrictions on Contracting for Non-Clinical Dental Support Services Summary Opposes anticompetitive legislation and regulations that restrict the ability of dentists to contract …