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Health Policy Snapshot: Protecting Consumers from Surprise Medical Billing

Many states have enacted legislation protecting consumers from surprise health care bills over the last few years.


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2021 Election Enactments

All 50 states have introduced election-related bills so far in 2021. This webpage tracks significant elections-related enactments.

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Key Roles of Optometrists

Providing more than two-thirds of all primary eye and vision health care in the U.S., optometrists are an important access point to the health care system for many.


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State Vaccine Requirements for College Entry

State systems of higher education can require proof of immunization against other diseases covered by routine childhood vaccinations like measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.


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How States Can Utilize American Rescue Plan Funds: Evidence-Based Policymaking

As the U.S. emerges from the pandemic and states receive significant one-time federal funds designed to facilitate recovery, investment in evidence-based policies will help ensure these dollars are leveraged efficiently and to greatest effect.


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Legislative Oversight of Emergency Executive Powers

Legislative powers and oversight of governor's executive orders. Includes bills introduced or enacted in response to executive orders during the coronavirus.