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.

Meeting Information

The 2016 Spring Task Force Meeting will take place on May 6 at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Draft models under consideration by the Health and Human Services Task Force include:

All Model Policies

  • Patients First Medicaid Reform Act Sunset Review

    Section 1. Title.  This Act may be cited as the “Patients First Medicaid Reform Act.” Section 2. Definitions. (A)  “Medicaid Savings Account,” or “MSA,” is an account funded by the {insert state Medicaid agency} which can be used for medical expenses and qualifying non-medical expenses as approved …

  • Resolution on Improving Quality and Lowering Costs for States Through Medicaid and Managed Care Sunset Review

    WHEREAS, Medicaid is an entitlement program jointly funded by the states and the federal government and plays a significant role in state health care systems; and WHEREAS, Medicaid is the nation’s primary health insurance program for 60 million low-income Americans, including nearly 30 million low-income children and …

  • First Responder Immunity Act Draft

    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 …

  • Prescription Drug Monitoring Act Draft

    Section 1.   Prescription drug monitoring program.  (1)  In this section: (a)  “Administer” means the direct application of a monitored prescription drug, whether by injection, ingestion, or any other means, to the body of a patient by any of the following: A practitioner or his or her agent. A patient …

  • Suicide Prevention in Higher Education Resolution Draft

    WHEREAS, Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college and university students; WHEREAS, The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s research strategy for reducing national suicide rates by demonstrated suicide prevention programs can reduce college suicide rates on campus by forty percent. Be it therefore RESOLVED that the …

  • Opioid Treatment Programs Act Draft

    Section 1.  Opioid treatment programs. (1)  Definition. In this section, “department” means the department of health services [or state department that regulates substance abuse treatment programs]. (2)  Program creation.  The department shall create 2 or 3 new, regional comprehensive opioid treatment programs to provide treatment for opiate addiction in rural …

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