State laws governing health care vary greatly and can impede or facilitate improvements to the functioning of the health care marketplace.
The Database of State Laws Impacting Healthcare Cost and Quality (SLIHCQ), created by The Source on Healthcare Price & Competition at the UC Hastings College of the Law and Catalyst for Payment Reform with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, catalogues state legislation to contain health care costs and improve quality in a public searchable and sortable format. These laws impact price transparency, provider market power, provider payment, provider networks, and benefit design. The purpose of the database is to help purchasers, states, and policy makers understand their legal environment as they make efforts to improve access, quality, and efficiency and reduce costs in health care.
Using the Database, CPR and The Source produced a report on state policies on provider market power as well as an article published in JAMA Health Forum on promoting health care transparency via state legislative efforts.
The Database utilizes issue tags for all legislation to help users identify important topics (see guide below). Search the Database for specific bills, statutes, or cases by issue category, keyword, and/or jurisdiction.
Learn more about your state’s legal environment today!