Navigation Links
Health Care Reform and American Federalism
Date:9/17/2009

New Report Examines How Reform May Impact Existing State-Federal Partnerships

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new report from State Coverage Initiatives, federal policymakers crafting health reform have yet to address the critical issue of how new or modified federal rules will impact health care delivery systems, insurance regulation, and safety net programs administered by the states.

The report, Health Care Reform and American Federalism: The Next Inter-Governmental Partnership, reviews the evolution of the nation's inter-governmental health care partnership and discusses how proposed federal reforms to expand Medicaid, create a health insurance exchange, and restructure the health care delivery system might impact that partnership.

Foremost among these questions is how the implementation of any new health reform legislation will fit with the nation's complicated and entrenched set of inter-governmental health care partnerships; and secondly, how will those rules accommodate the extraordinary inter-state (and intra-state) variation in every aspect of the nation's health care system?

"States play a key role in every aspect of our current health care system, from Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program to regulating much of the nation's private health insurance industry," said Enrique Martinez-Vidal, director of the State Coverage Initiatives program. "We must consider how reforms enacted at the federal level will impact states and their varying capacities to implement those reforms."

The report includes responses from policymakers at the forefront of state health reforms, including commentary from Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

Michael Sparer, the report's author, concludes, "Health reform will be administered by a complicated inter-governmental partnership, and it will be implemented in a nation in which health care systems vary significantly between and within states. Acknowledging and responding to these variables is a critical component of a successful health reform agenda."

To read the full report visit http://www.statecoverage.org/node/2008

State Coverage Initiatives

The State Coverage Initiatives (SCI), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation administered by AcademyHealth, provides timely, experience-based information and assistance to state leaders in order to help them move health care reform forward at the state level. SCI offers an integrated array of policy and technical assistance services and products to help state leaders with coverage expansion efforts as well as with broader health care reform. For more information, visit www.statecoverage.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE State Coverage Initiatives
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
2. UCLA researchers identify markers that may predict diabetes in still-healthy people
3. Air pollution linked to cardiovascular risk indices in healthy young adults
4. More proof needed of safety and quality of electronic personal health records
5. Health care incentive model offers collaborative approach
6. Loneliness is bad for your health
7. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
8. Green Tea May Brew Up Healthier Skin
9. For Health Info, Women Often Turn to the Web
10. Record Number of Americans Lack Health Insurance
11. U.S. Research Funding Continues to Flatten as U.S. Health Costs Climb - in August 31 Science
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/13/2016)... ... 13, 2016 , ... The National Association for Children of ... representing the growing community of recovering individuals (now over 23 million), to issue ... policies addressing addiction. , Although many of the presidential candidates of both ...
(Date:2/13/2016)... ... February 13, 2016 , ... In its newly released ... visualization technology should be used to ensure patient safety when placing an IV ... Standards mandate the use of vein visualization technology in patients with difficult venous ...
(Date:2/13/2016)... ... February 13, 2016 , ... DDi , a Makro ... list for its expertise in eClinical Solutions. DDi has built its solution competency ... needs of global clients. DDi provides smarter technology for Clinical Development, Regulatory and ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... Washington, DC (PRWEB) , ... ... ... the Siemens Foundation today announced a new initiative—the Siemens Foundation-PATH Ingenuity Fellowships—to ... settings. The partnership will recruit top students from U.S. universities who will ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , ... February 12, 2016 , ... Each year, the ... be held in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Convention Center. Almost 10,000 physical therapists ... new therapy products in action, learn more about their chosen field and network with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb. 11, 2016 ... Companion Diagnostics in Personalized Medicine and Cancer Therapy. ... - High-Growth Diagnostic Testing Markets. - Key Diagnostic ... - Molecular Diagnostics in Genetic Testing. - ... Diagnostics Markets. - Over-the-Counter Diagnostic Products World Markets. ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 11, 2016  Kindred ... focused on saving and improving the lives of pets, ... Technical Section of the New Animal Drug Application (NADA) ... the pivotal field study (KB0120) of Zimeta for the ... by the Company. --> ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... BURLINGAME, Calif. , Feb. 11, 2016  NOIT™ ... announced a special "Gift of Change" campaign to assist ... units. For every such unit sold between February 10, ... a unit to a needy family. The NOIT is ... helping non/limited-verbal autistic individuals develop language skills. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: