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Mitigating Health Workforce Barriers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

To help states manage the unprecedented demand for health care workers in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, both state legislatures and the federal government have adopted policies to enhance workforce capability.

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Price Gouging in an Emergency or Disaster

Hand sanitizer selling for $40, toilet paper for $80. Stories like these have turned public attention to the practice of price gouging during the coronavirus outbreak. And state lawmakers are acting.

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12 States Pass Budget Legislation, Others Adjust Revenue Estimates  

At a time when the coronavirus outbreak has changed everyday life, states are at the front line, shields out, ready to combat the pandemic. Many states are responding swiftly, but will it be enough? 

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Alaska Lawmaker Part of New COVID-19 Website

NCSL has been tracking state actions on the new coronavirus (COVID-19) for a couple of weeks. Now, maybe, it’s time to track legislators' individual actions on it. Here’s a starting place.

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What Costs Do Patients Face During a Global Pandemic?

As the number of confirmed coronavirus disease cases continues to rise across the United States, bolstering access to COVID-19 testing and treatment is a growing concern.

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 Health, Human Service Highlights From Second COVID-19 Relief Bill

Congress passed and the president signed into law the second piece of COVID-19 relief legislation, HR 6201 Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Congress has already set their sights on passing a third COVID-19 relief package.

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NCSL Gathers Education Resources for Legislators on Coronavirus

As of March 16, 33 states have closed all P-12 schools for at least several weeks, and an overwhelming majority of colleges and universities have sent students home for the rest of the semester as a result of direction for the nation’s health officials desperately trying to slow the spread of the Coronavirus.

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Lawmakers Sprint to Fund Coronavirus Efforts

As states race to contain and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease, state legislatures have quickly moved to ensure health and human services agencies have the funding necessary for their work.

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Lawmakers Grapple With Solutions to Surprise Medical Bills

Approximately 4 in 10 Americans reported receiving an unexpected medical bill—commonly known as surprise, or balance, billing—in the past 12 months, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey.

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What's New From Children and Families | March 2020

NCSL’s Children and Families program covers many human services issues, including child support and family law, child welfare, early care and education, family economic security, housing and homelessness.

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