Health and Human Services

Task Force Description

There is no sector of our economy where the hand of government is more evident than in health care. Half of what the nation spends on health care is public money, and this expansion of government involvement comes at the expense of patient control. True consumer choice leads to increased access at lower costs, while encouraging the innovation necessary to meet the growing needs of the nation’s diverse populations — the best health care system is consumer-driven, not government-driven.

The ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force has been a national leader in promoting free-market, pro-patient health care reforms at the state level. Since 2005, 38 states have enacted ALEC HHS model policy.


All Model Policies

  • Hospital Price Transparency Act Draft

    Section 1: Short Title This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Hospital Price Transparency Act. Section 2: Purpose The purpose of this Act is to require healthcare facilities to disclose prices for certain items and services provided by certain medical facilities; provide administrative penalties; prohibit collective…

  • Child Protection Investigations Reform Act Draft

    A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT relating to notifying an alleged perpetrator of child abuse or neglect of the person’s rights in connection with an investigation conducted by the Department of Family and Protective Services [or replace with appropriate name of state child welfare agency]. BE IT ENACTED BY…

  • Pharmacist Prescribing Authority Act Draft

    Be it enacted by the legislature of the state: Section 1. Short Title This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Pharmacist Prescribing Authority Act. Section 2. Purpose The purpose of this Act is to authorize pharmacists to practice the full extent of their education and…

  • America’s Missing Foster Children Final

    Section 1. A Photograph is Critical: Waive Fees for State ID Cards A. Fees for state non-operating identification cards do not apply to children in the custody of the department of child protection. B. If an applicant for a non-operating identification license is at least sixteen years…

  • Down Syndrome Organ Transplant Nondiscrimination Act Final

    SECTION 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the “Down Syndrome Organ Transplant Nondiscrimination Act.” SECTION 2. Legislative findings and declaration of policy. (Insert State) makes the following findings and declaration: (1) A mental or physical disability does not diminish a person’s right…

  • Fundamental Parental Rights Statute Final

    Model Policy Section 1. The liberty interest of a parent in the nurture, education, care, custody, and control of the parent’s child is a fundamental right recognized by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of ____________. Section 2. No agency or officer of this state nor…

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