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NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

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


Insulin Affordability: Where Do States Go From Here?

The rising cost of insulin has long been in the national spotlight, and Congress, state policymakers and manufacturers have acted in response to this trend. Although these policies delivered meaningful insulin affordability for millions of Americans, some people with diabetes still face barriers. This webinar will provide an overview of these initiatives, consider potential next steps for states and highlight state examples.

Understanding Medicaid’s Role in Graduate Medical Education

As physician shortages continue to grow across the country, states are exploring ways to increase the supply of doctors. While medical school enrollment has grown 33% since 2002, the number of residencies available for medical school graduates has not kept pace. Funding is often the primary barrier for expanding residency programs. Behind Medicare, Medicaid is the second-largest explicit source of funding for graduate medical education in the United States, and it gives states significant flexibility in designing funding programs. This NCSL webinar will cover Medicaid’s role in funding residency programs, with perspectives from national and state experts on recent state trends in addressing workforce shortages.

Getting Value Over Volume in Health Care, Payment Systems

In health care systems across the country, many states are interested in payment and service delivery models that incentivize value rather than volume. But what do these systems look like? And what are the legislative opportunities to inform change? This webinar will provide an overview of value-based health care and payment initiatives, explore the legislative role in such initiatives, and highlight several state examples.

Rural Emergency Hospitals: State Considerations and Legislative Actions

To address closures of rural hospitals and increase access to care in rural communities, Congress established Rural Emergency Hospitals as a new provider type for eligible rural hospitals, effective January 2023. This NCSL webinar will explore the new designation, including its intended purpose, program rules, requirements and potential challenges and opportunities for states. Attendees will hear about recent state legislative activity regarding rural emergency hospitals from national experts and several state legislators.

This webinar is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $813,543 with 100% funded by HRSA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. 

Leveraging ARPA Funds to Improve Health Care in the Home and Community

Older adults and people with disabilities often prefer to receive long-term care at home or in their communities, which is also more cost-effective for states. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provided states with a temporary increase in federal funding to improve care and support workforce for Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS). States are leveraging ARPA funds to enhance HCBS in several ways, including improving infrastructure, addressing waiver wait lists, investing in the direct care workforce, improving access to telehealth, and addressing social drivers of health. This webinar will explore state strategies to support HCBS through ARPA spending plans.