2018 Network Impact Report

Promoting Health & Health Equity
Through Law & Policy

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Innovative Health Policy

States can use Medicaid-managed care for coverage of non-health services that can impact the social determinants of health.

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In 2018, Network webinars covered a range of critical topics in public health law and policy. Recordings of webinars are available.

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Texas Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act: The Ruling and What to Expect

A federal district court judge in Texas recently struck down the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate as unconstitutional and found that the rest of the Act was not severable and struck it down, too. Here’s our overview of the decision and what’s to come.

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Fact Sheet: State Laws and Policies Affecting Broadband Access in Eight Northern Region States

Broadband, which generally refers to high-speed internet access that is always on and faster than dial-up access, is being recognized as an important social determinant of health. Despite progress in expanding connectivity, approximately 24 million people in the United States still lack fixed broadband access. States are increasingly turning to legal and policy approaches to support the expansion of broadband in underserved areas. This fact sheet provides an overview of broadband access across eight states: ID, IA, MN, MT, ND, SD, WI, WY.

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Jill Krueger, Director, Northern Region Office

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  • Rural Health
  • Climate Resilience

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