ERIC Number: ED417816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Health Care Legislation 1996.
National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.
This summary of legislation, with a special focus on maternal and child health and primary care, describes nearly 600 laws and resolutions pertinent to these issues passed by the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in the 1996 legislative sessions. The summary includes health care reform and access issues, managed care and insurance reform, and 23 other topics that involve the health status of women, children, minorities, and rural school and special health needs. Key words are underlined to assist the reader in identifying legislation about specific issues. Several acts are referenced in more than one section of the publication. Following an executive summary, descriptions of legislation are grouped into 27 categories. There is also a state-by-state summary of legislation. (Arkansas, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, and Texas did not hold regular sessions in 1996.) Previous editions of this publication included an adolescent health section and a more comprehensive school-based health section; the National Conference of State Legislature's (NCSL's) publication "Adolescent Health Issues: State Actions 1996" now covers those topics. (EV)
Descriptors: Child Health, Health Insurance, Health Maintenance Organizations, Health Services, Mothers, Primary Health Care, State Action, State Legislation
National Conference of State Legislatures, 1560 Broadway, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80202 (Item No. 6662, $25).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.