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.
All Model Policies
Summary This resolution memorializes the harmful fiscal effects of Medicaid expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ObamaCare, and commends the 21 states that have rejected ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion. Resolution WHEREAS, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) permit states to voluntarily opt …
Resolution Opposing the Federation of State Medical Boards’ Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Summary Opposes participation with the Federation of State Medical Boards’ Interstate Medical Licensure Compact on several grounds, including the compact’s definition of a physician as a person who “holds specialty certification or a …
Resolution Opposing Restrictions on Contracting for Non-Clinical Dental Support Services Summary Opposes anticompetitive legislation and regulations that restrict the ability of dentists to contract with third parties for non-clinical support services and supports market solutions and the work of dental support organizations (DSOs) to …
Resolution in Support of Oral Health Summary Recognizes the importance of oral health to overall health, ensures oral health impact is considered during the development of state policy, supports local, state, and federal efforts to monitor oral health conditions as well as community oral health initiatives, and …
Resolution Recognizing the Mutual Benefit between Health Care Sharing and Health Savings Accounts Summary Recognizes the mutual benefit that would be created if citizens who opened a Health Savings Account would have the ability to choose between participation in a health care …
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 1. Title. This Act shall be known as the “Requiring Legislative Approval for Medicaid Expansion Act.” Section 2.