Tag: Health and Human Services

Tag: Health and Human Services

  • Draft Resolution to Restore the Division of Governmental Responsibilities between the National Government and the States image

    Draft Resolution to Restore the Division of Governmental Responsibilities between the National Government and the States

    STATE OF [INSERT STATE] Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of [INSERT STATE]: WHEREAS, the genius of the United States of America lies in the liberty of …

  • Resolution: The Caregivers Bill of Rights image

    Resolution: The Caregivers Bill of Rights

    Whereas, family members, caregivers and guardians of an individual with a serious mental illness are recognized as being an integral part of that individual’s treatment team; and Whereas, federal and …

  • Self-Sufficiency in Medicaid Act image

    Self-Sufficiency in Medicaid Act

      Summary This Act provides that the state’s Medicaid Program will institute a work requirement for able-bodied adults receiving services and benefits from the Medicaid program in {insert state}. Model …

  • The Foster Youth Driver’s License Act image

    The Foster Youth Driver’s License Act

    The Foster Youth Driver’s License Act Summary This act will allow a minor who is in the custody of the Department to apply for a drivers permit or …

  • ALEC Statement of Principles on  Repealing and Replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) image

    ALEC Statement of Principles on Repealing and Replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

    ALEC Statement of Principles on Repealing and Replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA)   Mission: To promote access, affordable health benefits, greater competition and choice, …

  • The Kinship Care and Fictive Kin Reform Act image

    The Kinship Care and Fictive Kin Reform Act

    The Kinship Care and Fictive Kin Reform Act Summary This Act establishes that the Department may approve either “Kinship Care” or “Fictive Kin” as a best interest …

  • 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.

  • How States Can Shape Obamacare’s Replacement image

    How States Can Shape Obamacare’s Replacement

    As Republicans prepare to hammer out the details of a replacement for Obamacare, governors and state insurance commissioners are asking for a seat at the table. Under the Affordable Care …

  • Take a look at the “World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan” image

    Take a look at the “World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan”

    House Representative Pete Sessions (TX-32) and Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy have introduced a Congressional proposal to amend the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill, officially titled Health Empowerment Liberty Plan …

  • Digital Health Continues to Transform Healthcare image

    Digital Health Continues to Transform Healthcare

    Through an improved and more efficient use of technology, digital health products have the capacity to help individuals be more engaged in monitoring their personal health, and will hopefully enable better communication so patients can help both themselves and doctors improve the healthcare they receive.

  • New Technologies Can Help States Fight Opioid Abuse image

    New Technologies Can Help States Fight Opioid Abuse

    The Ohio Legislature is also currently considering such a measure. If passing these bills is successful, physicians will gain greater authority to prescribe what they see as the best treatment for the individual, specifically those who are at higher-risk for drug abuse than other patients.

  • Freestanding Emergency Centers image

    Freestanding Emergency Centers

    Freestanding emergency centers (FECs) could transform emergency healthcare services in the United States. Due to overcrowded waiting rooms, long wait times, inefficient processes and below-average customer service, emergency room visits …

  • Fighting Opioid Abuse Takes All of Us image

    Fighting Opioid Abuse Takes All of Us

      Today, more people are dying of drug overdoses than car accidents. And you, our local officials, are seeing the statistic become reality in your communities and states. But where …

  • President Obama’s Regulatory Reform image

    President Obama’s Regulatory Reform

    In the President’s world paradigm, growing the U.S. economy comes from investing in public programs, while the private sector engages in “loopholes” intending to “game the system” that in reality were perfectly legal actions in a tax system that is in desperate need of reform.

  • New Report Offers Ways for State Legislators to Expand Access to Prescription Opioids while Fighting Opioid Abuse image

    New Report Offers Ways for State Legislators to Expand Access to Prescription Opioids while Fighting Opioid Abuse

    Abuse-deterrent opioids may reduce long-term healthcare costs, according to a new paper released today by the American Legislative Exchange Council. The paper, “Optimizing the Abuse-deterrent Opioids Market,” written …

  • New Report Offers Ways to Fight Prescription Opioid Abuse image

    New Report Offers Ways to Fight Prescription Opioid Abuse

    Written by Dr. Wayne Winegarden, the new report explores the benefits of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADFs) of prescription opioids and offers lawmakers recommendations on how to expand patient access to the new technologies when addressing addiction issues in their states. In 2008, the record of abuse and misuse of prescription opioids has accounted for an estimated $55.7 million in healthcare, workplace and criminal justice costs.

  • Contraception Mandate Once Again Up Before Supreme Court image

    Contraception Mandate Once Again Up Before Supreme Court

    The United States Supreme Court recently announced it will hear a challenge from faith-based nonprofit groups, led by Little Sisters of the Poor, on the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate.

  • Premiums rise and providers leave market in Year Three of the ACA image

    Premiums rise and providers leave market in Year Three of the ACA

    The start of the third year of the Affordable Care Act has not worked as well as federal health officials had hoped. Implementation remains inconsistent and has caused significant …

  • Introducing Competition and Choice for Medicaid in North Carolina image

    Introducing Competition and Choice for Medicaid in North Carolina

    On September 23, 2015, Governor Pat McCrory signed into law landmark reform legislation for the North Carolina Medicaid program. The legislation will transition the state from a fee-for-service to a …

  • Roadmap to Interoperability image

    Roadmap to Interoperability

    Following a multi-year collaboration with public and private sector stakeholders, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology has released a Roadmap for nationwide interoperability in Health …