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A Battle or a Handshake Ahead for Health Policy?

With the 116th Congress back in full swing and the chambers divided between a Democratic majority in the House and a Republican majority in the Senate, what are the expectations for health policy?

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Behavioral Health Professions Now Featured on Scope of Practice Policy Website

As health provider workforce shortages continue to affect rural and underserved areas in the wake of the opioid crisis, state policymakers will look to address access to care in their communities this legislative session.

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What’s New from NCSL’s Children and Families Program in January 2019?

DID YOU KNOW? States collected more than $32 billion on behalf of 15.1 million children served by child support enforcement programs during fiscal year 2017?

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What's Next for the Affordable Care Act?

While a federal district court struck down the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional on Dec. 14, the ACA and the litigation will continue. The judge didn’t issue a nationwide injunction which would have had the effect of immediately ceasing all aspects of law.

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Addressing the Rising Cost of Healthcare in the States

A panel assembled by NCSL’s Health and Human Services Committee during last week’s NCSL Capitol Forum addressed how legislators and staff could address rising health care costs.

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What’s New from Children and Families? | November 2018

States collected more than $32 billion on behalf of 15.1 million children served by child support enforcement programs during fiscal year 2017, according to a recently released report from the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement.

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Rural Americans More Likely to Die from Preventable Causes

To bring awareness to the unique needs of America's rural and frontier communities, National Rural Health Day is recognized today, and every third Thursday of November.

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Neural Networks and Navigating Newborn Nutrition

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" may be an adage, but apples and other nutritious food are important, particularly for infants and toddlers. Unfortunately, nutritious foods can be more expensive or difficult to find in many neighborhoods.

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New Law Reduces Barriers to Care for Athletes

President Donald Trump last week signed the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R 302). H.R 302 which extends the liability insurance coverage of a state-licensed medical professional to another state. This new law allows professionals who provide medical services to an athlete or team to travel with them and provide care to out-of-state games.

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What's New From Children and Families - October 2018

From 2011 to 2014, over half of all U.S. adults (62 percent) from 23 states reported having at least one adverse childhood experience and 25 percent of adults reported three or more. Learn more about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in a new NCSL report. 

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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.