The Source is a comprehensive platform that monitors and documents various state-level activities related to healthcare prices and competition. It provides valuable resources in the form of legislation and litigation databases, which are searchable and easily accessible.

The Database of State Laws Impacting Healthcare Cost and Quality focuses on legislative measures that have an impact on the cost and quality of healthcare. This database allows stakeholders at the state level to gain insights into their legal and regulatory environment. By understanding the laws in place, these stakeholders can make informed decisions and take necessary actions to enhance access, quality, and efficiency in healthcare while also striving to reduce costs.

Additionally, The Source includes a collection of maps that offer a visual representation of notable legislation and initiatives in health policy and reform across all 50 states. These maps provide a convenient way to explore the different approaches taken by each state and the progress made in addressing healthcare challenges.

If users have specific laws or cases they are interested in, they can utilize the search functionality within the database. This feature enables targeted exploration of laws and cases pertaining to a particular state, making it easier to find relevant information.

Overall, The Source serves as a valuable tool for stakeholders involved in healthcare, providing them with the necessary information to navigate the complex landscape of healthcare legislation and policy across the United States.

Through a review of state laws, CPR found a short list of states – California, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, and Rhode Island – that are particularly active in their policy efforts regarding healthcare provider consolidation and market power.

State Policies on Provider Market Power Report

The Database of State Laws Impacting Healthcare Cost and Quality (SLIHCQ)

The Source on Healthcare Price & Competition

The Source tracks state activities impacting healthcare price and competition in both legislation (The Database of State Laws Impacting Healthcare Cost and Quality) and litigation in a searchable database to help stakeholders at the state level understand their legal and regulatory environment as they make efforts to improve access, quality, and efficiency, and reduce costs in healthcare.

Browse through the maps below to find out more about notable legislation and initiatives in health policy and reform across 50 states or search the database for specific laws and cases of a particular state.


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