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 will have more responsibility for providing, funding and regulating health care and will at the same time share more responsibility with the federal government. State legislatures will 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 will help guide NCSL’s activities to assist legislatures in these important efforts.
- Assemblyman Herb Conaway, New Jersey
- Representative Greg Wren, Alabama
- Senator Irene Aguilar, Colorado
- Senator Don Balfour, Georgia
- Representative Michael A. Barbieri, Delaware *
- Senator Nancy Barto, Arizona
- Senator Randi Becker, Washington *
- Senator Kathy Campbell, Nebraska *
- Senator Allen Christensen, Utah *
- Representative Jim Dunnigan, Utah *
- Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, New York *
- Representative Cheri Gerou, Colorado
- Senator David Givens, Kentucky
- Senator Kemp Hannon, New York
- Representative Elaine Harvey, Wyoming
- Senator Jack Hatch, Iowa
- Representative David E. Heaton, Iowa *
- Senator Senator Bethany Hall-Long, Delaware *
- Representative Matt Hudson, Florida
- Representative Susan Johnson, Connecticut *
- Senator Karen Keiser, Washington
- Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy, Rhode Island
- Representative Lois Kolkhorst, Texas
- Representative Neal Kurk, New Hampshire
- Senator Judy Lee, North Dakota
- Representative Mark McCullough, Oklahoma
- Senator Patricia Miller, Indiana
- Senator Richard T. Moore, Massachusetts
- Senator Jeremiah Nordquist, Nebraska
- Representative Charles L. Ortega, Oklahoma *
- Delegate Don Perdue, West Virginia
- Representative Bill Poole, Alabama
- Representative Elizabeth Ritter, Connecticut
- Representative Cindy Rosenwald, New Hampshire
- Representative Jeffrey Sanchez, Massachusetts
- Senator Vicki Schmidt, Kansas
- Representative Mark Smith, Iowa
- Senator Renee Unterman, Georgia
- Representative Mary Jane Wallner, New Hampshire *
- Representative Steven Walsh, Massachusetts
- Representative Ryan Yamane, Hawaii
Legislative Staff Members
- Mark Andrews, Utah
- Anna Broome, Maine *
- Marilyn Daumiller, Montana *
- Lonnie Edgar, Mississippi
- Joe Flores, Virginia
- Kim Flores, California
- Michael Hely, New Mexico
- Stephen Klein, Vermont
- Nolan Langweil, Vermont
- Marsheilah Lyons, Nevada
- Shawn Martin, California *
- Charles Sallee, New Mexico *
- Carol Shaw, North Carolina *
Updated for January, 2014
* appointed 2013
- Tentatively scheduled for August 18-19, 2014, as a pre-conference at NCSL Legislative Summit in Minneapolis, Minn.
The Task Force has held nine meetings since its formation in the fall of 2010: Most agendas and slide presentations are archived online.
- Friday. Dec. 10, 2010, during Fall Forum in Phoenix, Ariz.
- Saturday, April 16, 2011, following NCSL's Spring Forum in Washington, D.C.
- Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas, as a pre-conference at Legislative Summit
- Nov. 30, 2011, before Fall Forum in Tampa, Fla. | Agenda and nine speakers' slide presentations are online
- Aug. 6, 2012, before Legislative Summit in Chicago, Ill. | Agenda, speaker PowerPoints and audio recording are online.
- Dec. 4, 2012, before Fall Forum in Washington, D.C. | Agenda and speaker PowerPoints are online
- May 4, 2013, including a Spring Forum "Special Briefing: Countdown to Health Reform" and afternoon strategy, presentations and discussions. | Agenda and PowerPoints.
- 2013 Health Summit, Aug. 11-12, 2013, designed as a pre-conference to NCSL's Legislative Summit in Atlanta, Ga.
- Wed., Dec. 4, 2013, before Fall Forum in Washington, D.C. | Agenda and PowerPoints.
Material updated January, 2014
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