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.
Now more than ever, the health care industry and access to proper health care is overextended. This new NCSL report provides strategies policymakers have pursued to improve access to care.
As health care costs continue to pressure state budgets, lawmakers are looking at social determinants that may be contributing to costly preventable chronic diseases and conditions. One potential solution involves improving access to stable and affordable housing for Medicaid beneficiaries.
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.