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    The Importance of Getting the Affordable Part of the Affordable Care Act Right

    The ACA's expansion of Medicaid and the marketplaces that sell subsidized policies have helped decrease the uninsured rate. Research on being underinsured shows that affordability at the point of care is central to keeping people healthy. For example, a new study found a significant relationship between having health insurance and better asthma control.

    Jun 17, 2022

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    How the Dobbs v. Jackson Ruling Could Affect U.S. National Security

    Women are an integral part of the U.S. military and DoD civilian workforce. Limiting their access to legal abortion services will affect their health and could decrease force readiness. It could also raise health care, child care, and education costs, and affect recruitment and retention.

    Sep 13, 2022

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    Assessing the Impact of Individual Market Reforms in Minnesota

    Minnesota's health insurance market could be affected by anticipated changes to federal premium subsidies and state funding for its reinsurance program. RAND researchers estimate the effects of state-funded subsidies in response to these changes.

    Jan 24, 2024

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    Counseling Co-Requirement Laws for Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy requiring counseling with buprenorphine treatment to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 21, 2023

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    Research Brief

    Drug Toxicology Testing Requirements

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy mandating drug testing for opioid use disorder treatment planning to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 21, 2023

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    Full State Scope-of-Practice Laws

    Panels of experts rated how they expect scope-of-practice laws allowing advanced-practice providers to prescribe medication for opioid use disorder independently to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 21, 2023

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    Research Brief

    Length of Time That Medicaid Covers Medication for Opioid Use Disorder

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy requiring state-level Medicaid to cover medication for opioid use disorder for at least six months to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 21, 2023

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    Research Brief

    State Mandates for Opioid Use Disorder Drug Formularies

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy mandating at least two medications for opioid use disorder to be on preferred drug lists for drug formularies to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 21, 2023

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    Research Brief

    Coerced Drug Treatment Policies

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy legally compelling individuals to participate in opioid use disorder treatment to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 20, 2023

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    Facilitated Access to Medication for Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Requirements

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy requiring state substance use disorder programs to offer accessible medication for opioid use disorder to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 20, 2023

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    Involuntary Civil Commitment Laws

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy establishing involuntary civil commitment laws to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 20, 2023

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    Research Brief

    Medicaid Enrollment for Individuals Leaving Jail or Prison

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy requiring Medicaid enrollment assistance for people leaving jail to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 20, 2023

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    Research Brief

    State Medicaid Agency Approval of Collaborative Care Model Reimbursement Codes

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy directing state Medicaid approval of reimbursement codes for time spent on collaborative care to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 20, 2023

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    Research Brief

    Insurance Coverage for Naloxone

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy requiring health insurance plans to cover opioid overdose treatment to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 19, 2023

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    Research Brief

    Over-the-Counter Pharmacy Supply of Naloxone

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy making naloxone available without a prescription to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 19, 2023

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    Research Brief

    Pharmacist Prescriptive Authority for Naloxone

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy that allows pharmacists to prescribe naloxone to affect four outcomes and rated that policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 19, 2023

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    Research Brief

    Population-Based Collaborative Practice Agreement for Naloxone

    Panels of experts rated how they expect collaborative practice agreements between pharmacists and physicians for dispensing naloxone to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 19, 2023

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    Research Brief

    State Subsidies for Naloxone Purchase Through Insurance

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy that provides state assistance with co-pays to insured patients buying naloxone to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 19, 2023

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    Research Brief

    Statewide Free Naloxone

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy allowing free, statewide naloxone distribution at pharmacies to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 19, 2023

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    Research Brief

    Statewide Standing or Protocol Order

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy allowing pharmacists to dispense naloxone without requiring a prescription to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 19, 2023

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    Dispenser Provision of Education or Training to Naloxone Recipients

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy requiring pharmacists to offer training to people prescribed naloxone to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 18, 2023

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    Research Brief

    Liability Protections for Dispensers of Naloxone

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy providing liability protections to pharmacists who dispense naloxone to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 18, 2023