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Medicaid, health insurance issues and health reforms, access to health care services and behavioral health were among the topics on the agenda when the NCSL Health Program recently assembled 24 legislators from 16 Eastern states in Cambridge, Mass.

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Federal and State Efforts to Reduce Food Waste

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) partnered to recognize April as  Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month  to tackle the growing problem of wasted food across the country.

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Tracking State Innovations in Medicaid - Part 2

This blog, the second in a two-part series, discusses Medicaid state policies related to substance use disorder and mental health innovations; payment and delivery system reforms; and long term services and supports.

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Tracking State Innovations in Medicaid: Part 1

As states continue to spend a significant portion of their general fund on Medicaid, policymakers continue to explore strategies to improve efficiency, outcomes and cost-effectiveness of their Medicaid programs.

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What Does DOJ’s Change of Position in the ACA Litigation Mean?

DOJ has informed the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it has changed course and agrees with the lower court that the entire ACA was properly invalidated.

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What's New From Children and Families | March 2019

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 success, housing and homelessness.

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NCSL Launches the Mother of All Databases

NCSL’s new Maternal and Child Health Database tracks enacted state policies that support mothers and pregnant women as they navigate their pregnancies and support the physical and emotional health of infants and children, allowing them to grow and “unfold.”

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What’s New from Children and Families? February 2019

Do you know how many infants are born in your state or community each year? Find that information and much more on the National Collaborative for Infant and Toddlers (NCIT) Online Solution Center.

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NCSL’s Inaugural Maternal and Child Health Fellows Meet in the Bayou

New Orleans—Last month, 24 legislators and legislative staff from 23 states, along with researchers and policy experts, convened in New Orleans to kick off NCSL’s Maternal and Child Health Fellows program.

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2018 Action and Reaction in State Health Insurance Markets. What’s next for 2019?

Much like Newton’s third law of motion, 2018 proved to be a year of action and reaction for state legislatures and their insurance marketplaces.

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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.