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

  • The Kinship Care and Fictive Kin Reform Act Final

    Section 1. Title. This Act shall be known as The Kinship Care and Fictive Kin Reform Act. Section 2. Purpose. All children need safe homes, nurturing role models and caring relationships to grow and thrive. Sometimes children cannot stay in their homes with their parents for a variety of reasons…

  • Statewide Health Data Utility Act Final

    Section 1. Declaration of Purpose A state health data utility (“HDU”) can help achieve better patient outcomes, improve the overall health and wellbeing of the people of [STATE], and reduce the cost of health care by creating a more seamless, transparent, and modernized approach to sharing health information. This bill…

  • Hospital Price Transparency Act Final

    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 Final

    A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT relating to notifying a person accused 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 Final

    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…

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