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Oral Health in 2019: A Legislative Checkup

Oral health influences how we grow, enjoy life, look, speak, chew, taste food and socialize. Poor oral health can make finding employment more difficult.

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Coronavirus, A Federal and State Rundown

In the midst of flu season, the news over the past few weeks has been dominated by a new virus known as the coronavirus. The outbreak of the virus originated in the city of Wuhan in the Hubei province of China. 

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Forever Chemicals: What Are They, and How Are Governments Responding?

PFAS are found in a wide range of products you use daily—–from your cookware, to your rain jacket, to the pizza you ordered because you were running late and didn’t want to use your cookware. 

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Supreme Court to Hear States’ Challenge to the Birth Control Mandate Exemption

Trump v. Pennsylvania and Little Sister of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania are complicated cases. The most prominent legal issue in them is whether federal agencies have the statutory authority to expand the Affordable Care Act (ACA) contraceptive mandate’s conscience exemption.

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The Opioid Crisis: Where Do We Go From Here?

The substance use crisis in this country continues—and it’s not just opioids.

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Prescription Drug Policy Trends in 2019: Will Hindsight be 2020?

As 2019 ended, one could look at the wide range of state actions and conclude it was a trailblazing year of legislation related to prescription drug pricing, transparency and access.

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Supreme Court Accepts ERISA Preemption Case Affecting Majority of States

In Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether states’ attempts to regulate pharmacy benefit managers’ (PBMs) drug-reimbursement rates are preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

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States Continue to Enact Legislation to Address Health Care Workforce Shortages

Access to health care remains a challenge for many Americans, especially those living in rural and underserved communities.

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NCSL Maternal and Child Health Database: A Nursery for State Innovation

After just one year in the world, NCSL’s Maternal and Child Health Database hit some important milestones.

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Federal Health Agencies Explore Myriad Issues

Over the past few months HHS, CMS, the FDA and the CDC have been working on a number of policies through proposed and draft rules, published final rules and guidance sent to the states.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.