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Legislative Update, 04/30/2019

Federal

With measles outbreaks spreading, vaccination law may become a partisan issue. From Politico.

Abortion legislation is in the news as many states vote on proposed abortion bills. The Guttmacher Institute has a summary of abortion laws enacted in each state.

The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics recently released a Data Brief (no. 333) outlining how adults in the U.S. are reducing their prescription drug costs. States’, moreso than federal, legislation surrounding prescription drug cost-sharing responsibilities between patients and insurance companies are currently being debated. Health plan rebates, and the proposed elimination thereof, are being discussed at the federal level. From Roll Call.

Want to know what the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are considering when it comes to health care coverage? The Hill provides a summary of proposed models.

 

State

The Illinois General Assembly is in session.  You can see who’s meeting and what they are talking about here.

There has been a new resolution introduced in the house called Adolescent Immunization Week (HR0196).  Find out more about HR0196 here.

The Safe Patient Limits bill (HB2604) continues to move through the General Assembly.  Check on its status here.  Or read an article from the State Journal-Register entitled “Nurses, hospitals prepare for showdown over nurse-patient ratio.”

 

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