Task Force on Innovations in State Health Systems

7/1/2019

Mission

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

NCSL Task Force On Innovations In State Health Systems
Co-Chair: Senator Deb Soholt, South Dakota
Co-Chair: Representative Emilia Strong Sykes, Ohio

NCSL Contacts: Samantha Scotti (Denver) 

Members by States

Alabama
Representative April C. Weaver
Alaska
Representative Ivy A. Spohnholz
Arkansas
Representative Deborah Ferguson
Colorado
Representative Yadira Caraveo
Hawaii
Representative Nadine K. Nakamura
Illinois
Senator Mattie Hunter
Indiana
Representative Cindy L. Kirchhofer
Casey Kline
Kentucky
Miriam Fordham
Representative Joni L. Jenkins
Louisiana
Drew Murray
Maine
Anna Broome
Mississippi
Lonnie A. Edgar Jr.
Montana
Representative Frederick D. Moore
Nevada
Marsheilah D. Lyons
Senator Julia A. Ratti
New Hampshire
Senator Cindy Rosenwald
New Jersey
Assemblymember Herb C. Conaway Jr.
North Carolina
Representative Josh Dobson
Ohio
Representative Emilia Strong Sykes
Oregon
Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
Pennsylvania
Barry L. Denk
Rhode Island
Senator Joshua Miller
South Carolina
Senator Ronnie W. Cromer
South Dakota
Representative Jean M. Hunhoff
Senator Deb Soholt
Tennessee
Senator Ed Jackson
Texas
Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst
Utah
Representative James A. Dunnigan
Clare Tobin Lence
Vermont
Representative William J. Lippert
Virginia
Senator Emmett W. Hanger Jr.
Washington
Senator Randi L. Becker
Wisconsin
Tamara Dodge
Wyoming
Representative Eric S. Barlow

Outside Resources: 

 

December 10, 2017 | Task Force Meeting Resources

 

October 12-14, 2017 | Task Force Meeting Resources

August 5, 2017 | Task Force Meeting Resources

Dec. 6, 2016 | Task Force Meeting Resources

Aug. 8, 2016 | Task Force Meeting Resources

Dec. 9, 2015 | Task Force Meeting Resources

Aug. 3, 2015 | Task Force Meeting Resources