Early detection of certain conditions through newborn screening can prevent severe cognitive and physical disabilities, and even death. Each state has its own newborn screening program and decides which conditions to include within screening panels.
Surprise medical billing happens when someone seeks care at an in-network facility or provider but receives services that are out-of-network. Legislative efforts to protect consumers from surprise bills have been steadily increasing, illustrated by recent laws enacted across the nation and political spectrum.
Check out NCSL's new database that brings you up-to-date, real-time information about bills related to and responding to COVID-19 that have been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
State legislators are rising to the challenge and pursuing various policy options to effectively respond to COVID-19. This webpage includes key health policy information relating to the pandemic, including legislative trends and state actions, federal action and additional resources.