Health Division Archive

  • State Options Under ACA Section 1332

    Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gives states significant flexibility to change many elements of their individual and small group private health insurance markets. The ACA provided flexibility for states to ...

  • State Insurance Marketplace Options

    States have regulatory oversight authority over large portions of their private health insurance markets. The NGA Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) works with states to help them understand the requirements, options and ...

  • Behavioral Health and Social Determinants of Health

    A governor is uniquely situated to look across the state and coordinate action among state agencies, communities and stakeholders. Many governors are actively engaged in aligning multiple health delivery system reform ...

  • Data, Privacy and Interoperability

    New and innovative health care delivery and the payment infrastructure to support those reforms must be built on the interoperable exchange of health data. Interoperable health data exchange requires that systems and devices ...

  • Housing

    As state health officials and governors drive toward improved outcomes and reduced costs for their complex care populations, a common gap has quickly emerged: access to affordable housing. Homeless Medicaid beneficiaries are ...

  • Interagency Collaboration Toward Population Health

    The current conversation about how to reform the nation’s health care system centers on the important task of finding ways to pay for and delivery high quality care that leads to improved outcomes and reduced costs. ...

  • Data-Informed Policy

    Data can serve as an extremely powerful tool to set governors’ priorities and inform their decision-making. State leaders are in a unique position to use data to create policies that improve the effectiveness and ...

  • State Health Innovations and State Innovation Models

    Through the State Innovation Models (SIM) initiative, 38 states (including territories and the District of Columbia) have received financial and technical support from the federal government to design or test innovative ...

  • Medicaid Transformation in States

    Governors and state health officials continue to face budget pressure stemming from ongoing increases in health care costs. Increasingly, governors are interested in aligning economic incentives across public and private ...

  • State Health Reform Initiatives

    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 ...

  • 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 complex ...