NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Health

How States Are Preparing for Opioid Settlement Funds

Learn ways policymakers can manage opioid settlement funds to ensure they best serve communities affected by the opioid crisis.

Information as of May 2021.

Speakers inlcude Charlie Severance-Medaris, NCSL, Representative Dave Baker (R-Minn.), Assemblymember John McDonald (D-N.Y.), Senator Roger Thompson (R-Okla.) and Sara Dube, Results First Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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The Legislature's Role in Public Health During and After COVID-19

Join state and national experts for an overview of public health strategies, challenges and successes on the most pressing public health topics. Speakers include Lori Tremmel Freeman, National Association of County and City Health Officials; Dr. Marcus Plescia, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials; and Jay C. Butler, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Preventing Despair: Understanding Behavioral Health Issues

Opioid misuse, suicide and other behavioral health challenges claim the lives of thousands of Americans each year. Learn about the complexities state legislators face in addressing these issues and the strategies states have implemented to overcome them. Speakers inlcude NCSL’s Tammy Jo Hill, Haley Nicholson and Charlie Severance-Medaris.

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Insights Into Insurance: Your Private Health Coverage Crash Course

Most Americans have some form of health coverage through a private insurer, and state governments play a significant role when it comes to health insurance oversight, regulation and innovation. State legislators have several legislative levers when examining coverage under marketplace exchanges, state employee health plans or employer-sponsored plans. Learn about the private health insurance landscape in the U.S. and the state and federal roles in health plan regulation, cost containment and coverage innovations. Speakers include Samantha Scotti, NCSL, and Joel Ario, Manatt Health Strategies.

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Improving Access to Health Care: Medicaid, Telehealth and the Health Workforce

State policymakers play an important role in improving access to quality, affordable health care through multiple avenues—including coverage, services, timeliness and workforce—while also containing costs to the state. Medicaid provides coverage to 1 in 5 Americans and is a major driver of state expenditures, accounting for nearly 20% of state spending. Learn about various strategies to improve access to care through Medicaid, telehealth and health workforce development, including national trends and state examples. Speakers are Emily Blanford and Sydne Enlund, NCSL.

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