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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All Model Policies

  • Exchange Transparency Act Final

    Exchange Transparency Act Summary Requires health plans offered through a state-based health exchange to provide specific information in order for consumers to draw meaningful comparisons between plans. Model Policy Section 1. Title. This Act shall be known as the “Exchange Transparency Act.” Section 2. Form …

  • Health Care Sharing Ministries Tax Parity Act Sunset Review

    Findings and Purpose Members of health care sharing ministries financially assist fellow members with large medical expenses with a result usually provided by health insurance.  Due to their positive contribution to our health care system, moneys spent and received for assistance by members of health care sharing ministries should have …

  • Navigator Background Check Act Final

    Navigator Background Check Act Summary This bill creates registration and reporting procedures for health care insurance navigators in {insert state}. Model Policy Section 1. Title. This Act shall be known as the “Navigator Background Check Act.” Section 2. Definitions. “Health care insurance navigator” means a person who …

  • Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act Final

    Section 1. Short Title.  This Act may be cited as the “Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act.” Section 2.  The people have the right to enter into private contracts with health care providers for health care services and to purchase private health care coverage.  The legislature may not require …

  • Free Range Parenting Act Final

    Model Policy: SECTION 1. Legislative findings. The [governing body] finds that: (1) Everyone desires the safety of all children; (2) A child raised under constant adult supervision misses opportunities for growth and, as a result, may end up stunted developmentally 30 and physically; (3) The alarming rise of obesity …

  • Rescission External Review Act Final

    Section 1. Short Title.  This Act may be cited as the “Rescission External Review Act.” Section 2. Purpose.  The purpose of this Act is to assure that covered persons have an opportunity for an independent external review when coverage is rescinded. Section 3. Definitions.  When used in this Act, the …

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