Federal Health Reform: State Legislative Tracking Database Overview
Welcome to the State Legislative Tracking Database on Health Reform!
Search 2011, 2012 and 2013 legislation by state, topic, keyword, status, and/or primary sponsor. Database updates occur every other Tuesday, this also includes status updates.
Click here: Federal Health Reform: State Legislative Tracking Database
Federal Health Law and the Supreme Court
On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court issued an opinion upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with limitations on penalties for states that choose not to expand their Medicaid programs. The decision did not affect other provisions. The information on this web page continues to reflect state actions addressing the PPACA.
For NCSL’s updated summary and analysis of the Court’s decision and its effects see: U.S. Supreme Court and Federal Health Law
The database includes 2011-13 legislation, including pending, failed and enacted bills and resolutions. The database is intended to capture state actions related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care Education and Reconciliation Act, together referred to as the Affordable Care Act or federal health reform. Topics relate to some of the major provisions in the Affordable Care Act and include Medicaid, Access to Primary Care, Health Insurance Exchanges, Essential Health Benefits, Health Insurance Reform, Health Information Technology, Prevention and Wellness, Community Health Centers and Providers and Workforce. A separate topic, Challenges and Alternatives, covers policies that differ from the federal provisions.
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