Health and Human Services

Task Force Description

There is no sector of our economy where the hand of government is more evident than in health care. Half of what the nation spends on health care is public money, and this expansion of government involvement comes at the expense of patient control. True consumer choice leads to increased access at lower costs, while encouraging the innovation necessary to meet the growing needs of the nation’s diverse populations — the best health care system is consumer-driven, not government-driven.

The ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force has been a national leader in promoting free-market, pro-patient health care reforms at the state level. Since 2005, 38 states have enacted ALEC HHS model policy.

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All Model Policies

  • Medicaid Narcotic Prescription Abuse Act Draft

    Model Legislation Summary This Act makes it unlawful for state Medicaid to pay for prescription narcotic drugs under DEA Schedules II, III, and IV. These drugs are still available for any and all Medicaid patients, but will not be paid for by Medicaid funds.  These drugs will still be paid …

  • Right to Due Process for Medical Care Expenses Act Draft

    Model Legislation Summary The individual due process rights of patients and physicians with respect to the payment or reimbursement of lawful medical services shall not be limited in any way by third-party payers or by the State. No third-party payer, other than the federal government, shall have any right to control the …

  • Amending Synthetic Drug Control Act Final

    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 substances. Deletes from the definition of controlled substance analog the requirement that a substance must be intended for human consumption …

  • Medical Speech & Practice Protection Act Final

    Section 1. Title. This Act shall be known as the Medical Practice Protection Act. Section 2. Purpose. THIS STATE, ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE OR ANY  DEPARTMENT OR AGENCY OF THIS STATE, INCLUDING A HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY BOARD, OR A PRIVATE ENTITY CONTRACTED WITH A HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATORY …

  • Freedom To Share At College Act Final

    Section 1. Short Title.  This Act shall be known as the “Health Care Sharing Ministries Freedom to Share at College Act.” Section 2. Definitions.  For the purposes of this section, “health care sharing ministry” means a nonprofit organization that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501 of the …

  • The Site Neutral Payment Policy Act Draft

      Model Legislation Section 1. Short Title. This Act shall be known as the “Site Neutral Payment Policy Act.” Section 2. Purpose. The purpose of the Act is to ensure patients and the state are notified when hospitals acquire physician-owned medical practices, to protect the state’s taxpayers from the state …

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