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New and Emerging Health Issues

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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.

NEW AND EMERGING HEALTH ISSUES

New and Emerging Health Issues

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Children's Mental Health

An estimated 1 in 5 children in the United States has a diagnosable mental health condition that, when left untreated, places a strain on families and budgets.

 

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Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

This NCSL brief presents research on adverse childhood experiences and highlights state strategies to prevent and reduce their occurrence and negative effects. Such policies include strategies to build resilience in children and families, help parents reduce stress, and increase screening and treatment for adverse childhood experiences.

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Overview