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.
The 2016 Annual Meeting will take place July 27-29, 2016 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Draft models under consideration by the Health and Human Services Task Force include:
Policies for Sunset Review
- Patients First Medicaid Reform Act
- Unintended Consequences Prevention Act
- Resolution on Improving Quality and Lowering Costs for States Through Medicaid and Managed Care
- Optional Medicaid Benefits Evaluation Act
- Resolution Supporting Choices for Americans with Disabilities
- Health Freedom Compact Act
- Resolution Against PPACA Health Insurance Exchanges
- State Employee Health Savings Account Act
All Model Policies
Model Legislation Section 1. Short Title. This Act shall be known as the “Corporate Practice of Medicine Act.” Section 2. Purpose. The purpose of this legislation is to protect the patient from a potential conflict of interest in the delivery of medical care. Section 3. Definitions. As used in this …
Model Legislation Section 1. Short 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 …
Model Legislation 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 …
Model resolution WHEREAS, the primary oral health care delivery system is the delivery of oral health care services via the general or pediatric dentist (primary oral health care practitioners); WHEREAS, the primary oral health care delivery system uses prevention to divert unnecessary treatment; WHEREAS, the primary oral health care delivery …
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 …
Section 1. (1) In this section: (a) “Department” means [insert agency responsible for EMS in the state]. (b) “Fire fighter” means any person employed by the state or any political subdivision as a member or officer of a fire department or a member of a volunteer fire department. (c) “Law …