Issues Archive

  • Roadmap to Recovery

    A Public Health Guide for Governors The global pandemic of COVID-19 poses an unprecedented challenge to the health and well-being of every state and territory across the country. In the absence of treatments and vaccines ...

  • Improving Care and Managing Costs for Dual Eligibles

    Highlights From An NGA Roundtable View the report… Individuals who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, commonly referred to as dual eligibles, have some of the most complex and costly health care needs of ...

  • How Governors Scale High-Quality Youth Apprenticeship

    Summary To succeed in the job market, young people need education or training beyond high school. Governors are prioritizing youth apprenticeship programs to connect more young people to career paths, while filling ...

  • Aging and Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS)

    The U.S. population is aging rapidly, with 10,000 adults turning 65 every day. As individuals age and live longer than ever before, the need for long-term services and supports (LTSS) will continue to grow. Addressing the ...

  • Pharmaceuticals

    Governors have a vested interest in ensuring access to high quality health care to improve the health and wellbeing of their residents while also being responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars. Persistent growth in health ...

  • Private Health Insurance

    Most people in the United States receive health care through private health insurance, either through an employer or through the individual market. Because states have regulatory oversight authority over large portions of ...

  • Chronic Disease and Prevention

    The cost of chronic disease to this country is colossal and treatment of chronic disease constitutes a large proportion of public spending. Governors can help improve health outcomes, increase worker productivity and reduce ...

  • Infrastructure

    Sound infrastructure is vital to our quality of life.  It helps move people, good, communications and services and provides for a variety of operations. Governors play a key role in planning, funding, financing, delivering, ...