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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 Reinsurance

Health insurance coverage and affordability continues to be a top issue across the country, with states increasingly taking the lead in helping more residents obtain insurance at reasonable rates. Federal Section 1332 waivers allow states to establish a reinsurance program to help lower premiums.

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Legislation Related to 1332 Waivers

Learn how states can use "Section 1332" health innovation waivers to go beyond the current features in parts of the Affordable Care Act.

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