ADEA State Update

Nevada Governor Vetoes Medicaid-For-All Bill

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

On June 16, Gov. Brian Sandoval (R-NV) vetoed a bill that would have required the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, if authorized by federal law, to establish a health care plan within Medicaid for purchase... Click Here To Read More

University of Michigan Gun Ban Upheld by State Appeals Court

State Policy, Graduate Students, Higher Education, State Court | Permanent link

On June 6, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed that the University of Michigan’s 2001 ordinance banning firearms on all properties owned, leased or controlled by the university was within the constitutional scope of the... Click Here To Read More

Philadelphia’s Sugary Beverage Tax Wins in Appeals Court

Local Policy, Public Health, State Court | Permanent link

On June 14, an en banc Commonwealth Court upheld Philadelphia’s tax on sweetened beverages after rejecting arguments that the levy was a legally impermissible duplication of the state’s sales tax.[1]

Background

The city’s ... Click Here To Read More

National Governors Association Releases Ideas From 13 States to Improve Health Care

Medicare and Medicaid, ACA, Public Health | Permanent link

On June 20, the National Governors Association released Shared Priorities from the Governors’ Bipartisan Health Reform Learning Network ... Click Here To Read More

Dental Regulations of Interest - July 2017

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, Dental Health, Licensure, Oral Health | Permanent link

Utah

Utah’s Department of Health has proposed a rule to implement provisions of both S.B. 39, passed during the 2016 General Session, and S.B. 274, passed during the 2017 General Session. The provisions both direct the Department of Health... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - July 2017

ACA, Funding, Reports of Interest, CHIP, Medicare and Medicaid Services | Permanent link
  • The Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) has released an issue brief detailing design issues in establishing Medicaid per capita caps. The brief... Click Here To Read More

Governor of California Signs Teledentistry Bill into Law

State Policy | Permanent link

On September 27, Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) signed into law A.B. 1174. The new law adds teledentristy to a list of specialty health care services for which face-to-face contact is not required in order to claim... Click Here To Read More

National Governors Association to Focus on Medicaid Transformation

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The National Governors Association (NGA) announced that Alabama, Nevada and Washington will participate in a year-long project to examine ways to spur changes in how states pay for Medicaid and other health care services.

Participating states will work with experts within... Click Here To Read More

Governor of Virginia Launches Healthy Virginia Plan

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, ACA | Permanent link

On September 8, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) announced his 10-step plan to expand health care services to over 200,000 Virginians. Following the Virginia General Assembly’s failure, during legislative and special sessions, to pass legislation expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, Gov. McAuliffe is optimistic that this plan will... Click Here To Read More

Important Dates for the Health Insurance Marketplace

State Policy, ACA, Federal Policy | Permanent link

Generally, individuals and families may buy marketplace health insurance only during the annual open enrollment period. Following are key dates for the health insurance marketplace: 

  • November 15, 2014: 2015 open enrollment starts
  • December 31, 2014:
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