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Health

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NCSL Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

NCSL is committed to providing our members with timely responses to state research requests and the essential knowledge needed to guide state action regarding the coronavirus. This page tracks state and federal action related to coronavirus, including introduced and enacted bills and appropriations.

 

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Stabilizing the Individual Health Care Market

The individual health care market established by the Affordable Care Act is experiencing increasing premiums and declining enrollment. Some states are attempting to stabilize the market by establishing reinsurance programs, mandating coverage or providing subsidies, while others are working on alternative health insurance plans.

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Health

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Tapping into Telehealth

Providing health services remotely can help support a limited health care workforce and improve access to care, especially in underserved areas. Prescribing practices, reimbursement and licensure are key topics being addressed by state leaders seeking to capitalize on the potential for telehealth.

 

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Boosting Maternity Care in Rural America

Hospital closures, shrinking budgets, a diminishing workforce and poorer health outcomes in rural areas are prompting policymakers to look for ways to boost maternal health care in the nation’s less-populated communities.

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Overview