Tag: Health and Human Services Task Force

Tag: Health and Human Services Task Force

  • 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 …

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    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 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 …

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    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 …

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    Medical Freedom Act

    Model Policy: AN ACT relating to the provision of certain investigational stem cell treatments to patients with certain severe chronic diseases or terminal illnesses and regulating the possession, use, and …

  • 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 …

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    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 …

  • ALEC Applauds Confirmation of the Next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, M.D. image

    ALEC Applauds Confirmation of the Next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, M.D.

    Price’s experience in Congress and new position as HHS Secretary will give him broad understanding and authority to repeal the debilitating taxes and subsidies mandated in Obamacare while replacing them with more pro-patient, market-based reforms.

  • 21st Century Cures: Deregulation and reinvestment will modernize healthcare in the U.S. image

    21st Century Cures: Deregulation and reinvestment will modernize healthcare in the U.S.

    Following three years of bipartisan compromise, President Obama has signed landmark legislation, the 21st Century Cures Act, into law. In contrast with the legislative process that brought Americans the Affordable Care …

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    Welfare Reform at 20

    There is something special about work. For most, this simple fact can often get overlooked or lost in the endless pressures of a job.

  • Maryland’s Experiment with Global Budget Revenue image

    Maryland’s Experiment with Global Budget Revenue

    In 2014, Maryland phased out a Medicare fee-for-service payment system in favor of a Global Budget Revenue system. In the other forty-nine states, hospitals are paid using fee-for-service, which results …

  • Amending Synthetic Drug Control Act image

    Amending Synthetic Drug Control Act

    Section 1. Short Title. Amending Synthetic Drug Control Section 2. Purpose.  Adds various synthetic drug compounds including various structural classes of those compounds to the list of Schedule I controlled …

  • House Republicans Release Alternative to Obamacare image

    House Republicans Release Alternative to Obamacare

    Considering each of these free-market reforms are critical as we seek solutions that will reverse the trend of increasing insurance premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pocket costs largely caused by the one-size-fits-all top-down regulatory requirements of Obamacare.