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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  • Association Health Insurance Standard Model Act Draft

    Section 1. Short Title This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Association Group Health Insurance Act. Section 2. Purpose The purpose of this act is to establish standards for offering group health insurance products through an association. Section 3. Association Groups A. (1) A policy …

  • Hospital and Nursing Home Visitation Act Draft

    BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE: NEW SECTION. Section 1. Visitation of patient–Limitations–Restriction–Notice. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, each patient admitted to a hospital may designate one person who shall have an unrestricted privilege to be present while the patient is in the patient’s room. If the …

  • Confidential Reporting Act Draft

    Part 1: Any person receiving reports under this section or any system being used to input an allegation of suspected child abuse or neglect pursuant to Section ___ shall request and store the following information: a. the specific facts that gave rise to the reasonable suspicion of child …

  • Associate Physician Act Draft

    Section 1: Associate Physicians; Licensure; Applications; Rules; Definitions A. An Associate Physician may practice as an Associate Physician as follows: (1) By providing only primary care services and only in medically underserved rural or urban areas of this state; and (2) Under the terms of an Associate …

  • Safeguard the Right-to-Try Cutting-Edge Medicine Act Draft

    Section 1. (1) As used in this act, and unless the context otherwise requires: (a) “Life-threatening or severely debilitating illness,” as defined in section 312.81 of Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor regulation). (b) “Eligible patient” means an individual who meets all of the …

  • Safe Compounding Act Draft

    Section 1: Compounding Pharmacies; Certain Medications; Requirements; Definitions A. Chronically-ill patients and terminally ill patients have the right to determine, with the assistance and guidance of their health care providers, individual courses of treatment through the use of medications and treatments obtained from a compounding pharmacy. B. Compounding pharmacies that …

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