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

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All Model Policies

  • Resolution: The Caregivers Bill of Rights Draft

    Whereas, family members, caregivers and guardians of an individual with a serious mental illness are recognized as being an integral part of that individual’s treatment team; and Whereas, federal and state laws allow many routine and often critical communications between behavioral health care providers and a patient’s family members, caregivers …

  • Self-Sufficiency in Medicaid Act Final

      Summary This Act provides that the state’s Medicaid Program will institute a work requirement for able-bodied adults receiving services and benefits from the Medicaid program in {insert state}. Model Legislation Section 1. Short Title. This Act shall be known as the “Self-Sufficiency for Medicaid Act” Section 2. Purpose. The …

  • The Foster Youth Driver’s License Act Final

    The Foster Youth Driver’s License Act Summary This act will allow a minor who is in the custody of the Department to apply for a drivers permit or driver’s license without requiring them to have a parent’s or other adult’s signature on the permit or license applications. Model …

  • ALEC Statement of Principles on Repealing and Replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Final

    ALEC Statement of Principles on Repealing and Replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA)   Mission: To promote access, affordable health benefits, greater competition and choice, health savings, responsibility and incentives for a healthcare system that supports continuous coverage for all Americans. The Affordable Care Act …

  • Health Care Sharing Ministries Freedom To Share Act Final

    Health Care Sharing Ministries Freedom To Share Act Summary Participants of health care sharing ministries financially assist fellow participants with large medical expenses with a result usually provided by health insurance.  Due to their voluntary and ministerial nature, these ministries should be recognized in the insurance code as ministries …

  • The Kinship Care and Fictive Kin Reform Act Final

    The Kinship Care and Fictive Kin Reform Act Summary This Act establishes that the Department may approve either “Kinship Care” or “Fictive Kin” as a best interest of the child placement, and an alternative to entering into the Foster Care system when circumstances necessitate out-of-home-placement for a …

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