Healthcare Cost and Coverage


The U.S. health care system is currently undergoing significant change. Much of the change happening today is focused on finding ways to pay for and deliver care that will lead to improved quality, better outcomes and lower costs. Governors know that improving the health of citizens is not only essential to ensuring they live productive lives, but also to controlling health care costs and balancing budgets; as a result, states are leading on a wide array of health reform initiatives.

NGA Resources

Building Complex Care Programs: A Road Map for States

Building Complex Care Programs: A Road Map for States

Since 2013, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) Health Division has worked with 10 states and one territory, providing technical assistance to develop state-level solutions for ...
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Governors Tell Congress to Immediately Fund CHIP, Community Health Centers

In a letter to congressional leadership, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who head the National Governors Association (NGA) Health and Human Services Committee, urged Congress to reach an agreement ...
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CHIP, Community Health Center Fund

The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Paul Ryan Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader U.S ...
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Governors: Future of Health Care Depends on Critical Payments

WASHINGTON—Following the President’s decision to terminate cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments, the National Governors Association (NGA) today released the following statement: “Governors have been clear: funding CSR payments is a fundamental responsibility of the ...
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Governors to Congress: Resume Bipartisanship

WASHINGTON—Following the Senate’s decision yesterday to move on from a broad health care reform bill, the National Governors Association (NGA) today released the following statement on the need to reauthorize ...
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Governors Applaud Bipartisan CHIP Deal, Urge Action

WASHINGTON--Today the National Governors Association (NGA) Health and Human Services Committee (led by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown) released the following statement on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) ...
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Governors to Congress: Clock Running Out on CHIP

WASHINGTON—Today the National Governors Association (NGA) Health and Human Services Committee (led by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown) released the following statement on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), ...
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Governors: Immediate Action Required to Stabilize Health Insurance Marketplaces in States

WASHINGTON—Today the National Governors Association (NGA) Health and Human Services Committee, led by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, released the following statement on cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) within individual health ...
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Governors to Senate: Both Parties Should Cooperate on Nominations

WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) today released the following statement on the confirmations of the President’s executive nominees by the Senate: “The nation’s governors rely on a strong, cooperative relationship ...
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Governors to Congress: Don’t Let CHIP Expire

WASHINGTON—Earlier today the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing to examine the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Community Health Center Fund ...
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