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Task Force on Federal Health Reform

TASK FORCE ON FEDERAL HEALTH REFORM IMPLEMENTATION

Mission

The passage of the two federal health reform laws, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, means states  have more responsibility for providing, funding and regulating health care and at the same time share more responsibility with the federal government. State legislatures play an important role in the implementation of the new health law and will need assistance in understanding the provisions of the law and identifying those areas where state legislative action is required. They will also need assistance in identifying options and best practices. Finally, as Congress considers changes to the law and the federal agencies promulgate regulations to implement the new law, states legislatures will need to have a voice in Washington, D.C. to advocate for continued state flexibility and for adequate financial support. The NCSL Task Force on Federal Health Reform Implementation helps guide NCSL’s activities to assist legislatures in these important efforts.

NCSL Task Force On Federal Health Reform Implementation
Co-Chair: Assemblyman Herb C. Conaway Jr., New Jersey

NCSL Contacts: Richard Cauchi (Denver)  Joy Johnson Wilson (D.C.) 

Members & Working Groups

Alabama
Representative Bill S. Poole III
Arizona
Senator Nancy K. Barto
California
Kimura Flores, Senate Office of Research
Shawn Martin, California Legislative Analyst's Office
Colorado
Senator Irene Aguilar
Representative Cheri Gerou
Connecticut
Representative Susan M. Johnson
Representative Elizabeth B. Ritter
Delaware
Representative Michael A. Barbieri
Senator Bethany A. Hall-Long
Florida
Representative Matt Hudson
Georgia
Senator Donald K. Balfour
Senator Renee S. Unterman
Hawaii
Representative Ryan I. Yamane
Indiana
Senator Patricia L. Miller
Iowa
Senator Jack G. Hatch
Representative David E. Heaton
Representative Mark D. Smith
Kansas
Senator Vicki L. Schmidt
Representative Scott Schwab
Kentucky
Senator David P. Givens
Maine
Anna Broome, Office of Policy & Legal Analysis
Massachusetts
Senator Richard T. Moore
Representative Jeffrey Sanchez
Mississippi
Lonnie A. Edgar Jr., Joint PEER Committee
Montana
Marilyn Daumiller, Legislative Fiscal Division
Nebraska
Senator Kathy K. Campbell
Senator Jeremy J. Nordquist
Nevada
Marsheilah Lyons, Research Division - Legislative Counsel Bureau
New Hampshire
Representative Neal M. Kurk
Representative Cindy Rosenwald
Representative Mary Jane Wallner
New Jersey
Assemblyman Herb C. Conaway Jr.
New Mexico
Michael Hely, Legislative Council Service
Charles Sallee, Legislative Finance Committee
New York
Senator Kemp Hannon
North Carolina
Carol Shaw, Program Evaluation Division
North Dakota
Senator Judy Lee
Oklahoma
Representative Mark E. McCullough
Representative Charles L. Ortega
Rhode Island
Representative Brian P. Kennedy
Texas
Representative Lois W. Kolkhorst
Utah
Mark D. Andrews, Office of Legislative Research & General Counsel
Senator Allen M. Christensen
Representative James A. Dunnigan
Vermont
Stephen A. Klein, Joint Fiscal Office
Nolan Langweil, Joint Fiscal Office
Virginia
Joe Flores, Senate Finance Committee
Washington
Senator Randi Becker
Senator Karen L. Keiser
West Virginia
Delegate Don C. Perdue
Wyoming
Representative Elaine D. Harvey

Meetings

NEXT MEETING:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, 7:30-Noon, as a pre-conference at NCSL Legislative Summit in Minneapolis. View the 2014 complete agenda and faculty, plus speaker slides and handouts, online as of Aug. 19.

The Task Force has held nine meetings since its formation in the fall of 2010:  Most agendas and slide presentations are archived online.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

Material updated August 2014

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