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Democrats looking to expand Medicaid, address maternal, reproductive, and mental health during the 88th Texas Legislature

| Dec 5, 2022 | Texas

Democratic lawmakers have filed a series of health-related bills in the upcoming legislative session that aim to improve maternal, reproductive, and mental health access and equity for Texans.      Texas has both the highest uninsured rate and the largest uninsured population in the country. Nearly 12% of children and...[ Read More ]

New bill would require Michigan pediatricians to offer postpartum mental health screenings to new mothers

| Nov 4, 2022 | Michigan

A bill recently introduced in the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee would require Michigan pediatricians to offer postpartum mental health screenings to new mothers.      Senate Bill 1198, introduced by Sen. Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak), would require state pediatricians to offer mental health screenings that have been...[ Read More ]

Arizona health budget expected to be bipartisan, says Sen. Tyler Pace

| Jun 1, 2022 | Arizona

The Arizona Legislature is now seeking a bipartisan budget as negotiations continue, says Senate Health and Human Services Committee Vice Chair Sen. Tyler Pace (R - Mesa). With Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget failing to pass the House Appropriations Committee in a 6-7 vote, Pace told State of Reform that...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Health care workforce, Care for elders, Community partnerships

| May 6, 2022 | Florida

We are now less than two weeks out from the 2022 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference! We’re thrilled to be able to bring you 2 keynotes, 15 breakout sessions, and close to 60 curated speakers who will talk through some of the most pressing issues facing Florida's health care system. In...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley is prioritizing maternal health bills and affordable housing this session

| Mar 23, 2022 | Arizona

Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley (D - Tucson) has represented Arizona’s 9th Legislative District since 2016. She currently sits on the House Health & Human Services, Regulatory Affairs, and Ways & Means Committees. In this Q&A, Powers Hannley discusses her focus on maternal and child health legislation for this session, as...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Vaccine policy, Undocumented coverage gap, Maternal health disparities

| Mar 2, 2022 | California

Happy March! This newsletter includes an update on health legislation we're monitoring, the Legislative Analyst's Office's input on Gov. Newsom's budget proposals, and Blue Shield's efforts to reduce maternal and infant health disparities. Thank you for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform         1. Policy movement in the legislature...[ Read More ]