Skip to Main Content
Don't have an account? Create Account
Loading more articles
State Action

A Commonwealth Fund report reviews 36 state Medicaid quality strategies for advancing primary care, a key factor in achieving a high-performing health system.

view more »
State Action

The new law requires the state to contract with one or more insurers to offer qualified health plans through its individual insurance marketplace beginning in 2021, as well as fund premium subsidies for people earning less than 500 percent of the federal poverty level.

view more »
State Action

The Department of Justice and 18 Republican-led states filed legal briefs in Texas v. United States arguing to uphold a ruling that the Affordable Care Act is invalid. Oral arguments in the appellate court are scheduled for the week of June 8.

view more »
aca
State Action

This State Policy Snapshot summarizes the challenges of misaligned federal privacy policies and how varying state laws can complicate matters — or provide possible paths forward.

view more »
State Action

Recent laws in Arizona, Colorado, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Virginia require paramedics to transport severe stroke patients directly to a hospital with a comprehensive stroke center licensed to perform thrombectomies.

view more »
State Action

The legislation requires the state’s hospitals to make more of their financial information publicly available and calls on the state Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to develop an annual report on uncompensated hospital costs and expenditures.

view more »
State Action

Oklahoma claims that Purdue Pharma and two other pharmaceutical companies understated the benefits and risks of prescription opioids; Purdue has agreed to pay $270 million to settle its part in the lawsuit.

view more »
State Action

This State Policy Snapshot summarizes common state policy approaches to balance billing, also called surprise bills, and the status of related state laws and regulation.

view more »
State Action

America's Essential Hospitals reviews examples of state-led litigation and state legislation regarding various coverage-related provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

view more »
State Action

A new analysis finds the number of filled opioid prescriptions fell by 13 percent across states between 2006 and 2017, but the prescribing rate of long-term opioid prescriptions rose from 18 to 25 percent of all prescriptions.

view more »
State Action

State legislators in Illinois, Michigan, and New York seek to limit the number of patients that hospital nurses can treat at a time.

view more »
State Action

A new Trust for America’s Health report spotlights 13 evidence-based policies state officials can use to promote health and well-being and lower health care costs.

view more »
State Action

Despite a recent measles outbreak across the U.S., legislators in New York, Texas, and other states are considering bills to relax vaccine requirements. Meanwhile, Washington state is working to remove its "personal belief" exemption for the combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine.

view more »
State Action

Updated Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data show opioid prescribing rates across state Medicaid programs in 2016 ranged from 2.9 percent to 9.4 percent, compared with the national average of 5.4 percent.

view more »
State Action

California’s newly-elected governor signed an executive order to establish a single-payer prescription drug purchasing system. The Supreme Court strikes down Maryland’s anti-pricing gouging law as the state legislature considers creating a prescription drug affordability board.

view more »
State Action

A new report finds that nearly 90 percent of hospitals, on average, within each state are part of a coalition to work with emergency management and public health officials to ensure emergency preparedness in their communities.

view more »
State Action

A new analysis finds that the evolving drug overdose crisis has wide, varying effects across states and that there has been an uptick in non-opioid illicit drug overdoses.

view more »
State Action

With expected gridlock between our new divided Congress, states could be the ones to drive major health policy activity in 2019.

view more »
State Action

The Antibiotic Resistance Investment resource page features an interactive map and downloadable fact sheets for each state and select major cities.

view more »
State Action

Judge Dan Polster of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio rejected opioid companies’ motion to dismiss hundreds of state and local lawsuits against them, ordering litigation to proceed and for the parties to discuss a potential settlement.

view more »
State Action

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas sided with a group of Republican governors and attorneys general in 20 states who argued that the law's individual mandate is unconstitutional without the related tax penalty.

view more »
aca
State Action

Leaders in Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Wisconsin have expressed interest in allowing individuals who cannot afford private health insurance to buy into the Medicaid program if they are otherwise ineligible.

view more »
State Action

Three new Democratic governors have vowed to move forward with Medicaid expansion in their states; Meanwhile, voters in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah approved Medicaid expansion, while Montana voters rejected an initiative to extend the state's expansion past June 2019.

view more »
State Action

States have explored both traditional policy levers and novel approaches to manage Medicaid prescription drug costs, and many newly-elected governors have signaled that the issue is a policy priority.

view more »
State Action

America’s Essential Hospitals examines the multitude of lawsuits local, state, and federal governments are pursuing against opioid manufacturers and distributors for their role in the opioid crisis.

view more »
State Action

Vermonters will experience a 23 percent increase in marketplace premiums, while Tennesseans will see a 26 percent decrease; nationally, premiums will decrease 1 percent on average.

view more »
State Action

Colorado's new policy requires certain providers to report the acquisition cost of drugs purchased through the 340B Drug Pricing Program; Mississippi mandates that certain providers identify 340B-purchased drugs on medical and retail pharmacy claims.

view more »
Previous Next
Close
Test Caption
Test Description goes like this