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Health Reform Database 2011 2013 State Legislation

Health Reform: 2011-2013 State Legislative Tracking Database

Welcome to the State Legislative Tracking Database on bills filed in response to the Affordable Care Act!  Search 2011, 2012 and 2013 legislation by state, year, topic, keyword, status, and/or primary sponsor.


Bill Status 2013: Last Update:  January 28, 2014 

  • 2014 UPDATE NOTICE.  For January-March,NCSL databases do not include newly-filed legislation to be considered only in 2014 sessions.  The NCSL Health Program is redesigning these ACA bill tracking functions to display 2014 activity in a new way.  Revisit this page later in March for updated information on these resources.
  • OVERVIEW: As of Dec, 31, 2013 this database contained 2552 bill and resolution records in all 50 states; of these 533 are enacted laws in 48 states and D.C.; in addition about 58 resolutions were adoped in 22 states.
  • To select multiple items (e.g., state or topic) in the database lists, click in the check boxes next to your desired selections.
  • To select all items click on the "All Topics" or "All States" box.
  • OVERVIEW: As of Dec, 31, 2013 this database contained 2552 bill and resolution records in all 50 states; of these 533 are enacted laws in 49 states; in addition about 58 resolutions were adoped in 22 states.
  • We highly recommend you select the option "Click for History" on legislation of interest to view all bill actions.
  • States are listed in alphabetical order by two letter abbreviations.
  • "Access to Primary Care," "Essential Health Benefits" and "Health Centers" were topics added in 2013 for that year only. For essential heath benefit information in 2011/12, search the 'health insurance reform' topic.
  • Bills may appear twice (for 2011 and 2012) in carryover states. 2011-2012 carryover states include AK, CA, DE, GA, HI, IL, IA, KS, ME, MA, MI, MN, NE, NH, NY, MC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, WA and WI. In these states, please check the last date of action to ensure the status of the bill reflects the appropriate year.

For more information, contact Health Reform staff.
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