Two of the most important and challenging health care issues for state policymakers are improving patient care and, at the same time, controlling escalating costs.
As state decision makers create and shape health system policies, they are leveraging the states’ market power as both the purchasers of health care and stewards of quality. They also integrate new technologies and methods in ways that improves their citizens’ health while balancing the challenges and opportunities of federal health reform efforts.
NCSL’s Task Force on Innovations in State Health Systems explores the issues and opportunities faced by state policymakers as they reform their own health system. The task force also provides NCSL with guidance as it develops health policy resources for legislators and legislative staff.
Resources from The Task Force:
10 Strategies for Improving Health Care: Report from NCSL's Task Force on Innovations in State Health Systems
NCSL gratefully acknowledges our Task Force sponsors:
Alkermes, American Hospital Association, Amerihealth Caritas, Amgen, Anthem, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Change Healthcare, HIMSS, McKesson, Philips, WellCare Health Plans