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
SCHIP Anti-Crowd-Out Act Sunset Review
Section 1. Short Title. This Act shall be known as the “SCHIP Anti-Crowd-Out Act.” Section 2. Requirement Regarding Employer-Sponsored Coverage. (A) Subject to this Section, no payment may be made under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) with respect to an individual who is eligible for coverage under a …
Resolution in Support of Oral Health Curriculum Sunset Review
WHEREAS, oral health is distinct from other aspects of health care in that oral health predominantly relates to two diseases—caries and periodontal disease—both of which are largely preventable; and WHEREAS, unlike in medicine, emergency room visits for oral health should be entirely avoidable; and WHEREAS, an analysis of emergency room visits in …
Medicaid Block Grant Act Sunset Review
Medicaid Block Grant Act Summary This Act relates to reforms designed to support state Medicaid programs, including requesting federal authorization to fund the state Medicaid program through a block grant or similar funding; establishes eligibility requirements, sliding scale subsidies, provisions for HSAs, a Medicaid reform task force, …
Cancer Drug Donation Program Act Sunset Review
Section 1. Title. This Act shall be known as the “Cancer Drug Donation Program Act.” Section 2. Definitions. For purposes of the Cancer Drug Donation Program Act, the following definitions apply: (A) “Cancer drug” means a prescription drug used to treat cancer or its side effects or …
Grandparent Guardianship Act Summary This act establishes a preference for the appointment of the child’s grandparent as guardian of the minor in certain cases. This act: Requires the department of health and human services to make certain benefit eligibility information available on the department’s website and …
WHEREAS, Total U.S. Medicaid spending in 2006 exceeded $303 billion; and WHEREAS, The share of federal Medicaid funding provided to the states is determined by a state-by-state matching percentage, and the actual amount of federal funding sent to the states is determined by how much the states spend in order …