ADEA State Update

Medicaid Expansion and Work Requirements—An Update

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, HHS, ACA | Permanent link

A total of 31 states and the District of Columbia have expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act since 2010. Below is a brief Medicaid expansion update for the following states: Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Virginia. ... Click Here To Read More

Arkansas Governor Signs Campus Carry Bill

State Policy, Higher Education | Permanent link

On March 22, Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) signed into law HB 1249. Under the new law, concealed-carry permit holders who complete up to eight hours of additional training—as determined by... Click Here To Read More

Soda Tax Update

Local Policy, Public Health | Permanent link
  • Philadelphia

The American Beverage Association, along with several Philadelphia residents and businesses, filed suit against the City of Philadelphia in September, arguing that the city’s new sugary beverage tax duplicates the state

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NGA Unveils Learning Network to Help States With Health Reform

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, ACA | Permanent link

The National Governors Association (NGA) has launched the Governors’ Bipartisan Health Reform Learning Network (Bipartisan Learning Network). The Bipartisan Learning Network is a byproduct of the sweeping changes... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - April 2017

State Policy, Reports of Interest, CHIP, Medicare and Medicaid Services | Permanent link
  • Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Payment and Access Commission ( MACPAC) is a nonpartisan legislative branch agency that provides policy and data analysis and makes recommendations to Congress, the Secretary of the U.S.... Click Here To Read More

Maine Senate Sustains Governor’s Veto of Dental Therapy Bill

State Policy, Education, Dental Therapist, Higher Education | Permanent link

LD 1514, sponsored by Rep. Heather Sirocki, a dental hygienist, was vetoed by the... Click Here To Read More

Four-year Dental Hygiene Bill Passes Texas Legislature, Goes to Governor

State Policy, Education | Permanent link

On May 30, H.B. 3348 was sent to Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) for review. The bill requires the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to establish a pilot project to examine the feasibility and effectiveness... Click Here To Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Stops Maine from Cutting Young Adults off Medicaid

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, ACA | Permanent link

On June 8, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari submitted by Maine health officials in Mayhew v. Burwell. The case posed the question of whether Congress violated the Constitution by requiring states to continue to... Click Here To Read More

Louisiana Legislature Approves Resolution to Finance Potential Medicaid Expansion

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid | Permanent link

On June 1, by a vote of 31–8, the Louisiana Senate approved HCR75, sponsored by the Speaker of the House, Rep. Charles E. Kleckley (R). Under the resolution, if the state expands Medicaid by April 2016, the Department of Health and Hospitals (... Click Here To Read More

Florida Legislature Begins Special Session but Medicaid Expansion Bill Fails

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid | Permanent link

June 1 was the first day of a 20-day special legislative session in Florida to focus on issues such as Medicaid expansion, appropriations, transportation and taxes.

On the first day of the special session, the Florida... Click Here To Read More

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