American Legislative Exchange Council

A Legislators and Consumers Guide to Prescription Drug Importation

Merrill Matthews, Jr., Ph.D. and James Frogue
December 1, 2003

In this pamphlet on prescription drug importation, the authors write that the desire for access to less-expensive prescription drugs has initiated a heated political debate in Washington and state

New York's Proposal for a Regional CO2 Control Plan

Eugene Trisko
July 1, 2003

In 2003, Governor Pataki invited New England governors to develop a regional cap-and-trade system.

Lawsuit by Commonwealth of Massachusetts and States of Connecticut and Maine with Respect to EPA Regulation of Carbon Dioxide Emissions

ALEC Issue Analysis Staff
September 1, 2003

In 2003, the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut filed a lawsuit to force the EPA to include CO2 as a pollutant.  The purpose was to get the EPA to regulate CO2 emissions.

Improving Acute Care Medicaid by Utilizing Multipayer Mix

Reyn Archer, M.D.
March 1, 2003

In this policy brief for ALEC, it examines the Medicaid program as well as a focus on specific areas that could be a means to improve the program, impact costs, and provide a pa

States' Right on Steroids

Michael S. Greve
December 1, 2002

In this document for ALEC, Micael Greve writes that, the AGs in the states have coordinated a campaign to attack pharmaceuticals.  The reality is no drug is 100% safe.

The displaced worker dilemma: Extending coverage without expanding entitlements

Jennifer King
December 1, 2001

In summary, author Jennifer King writes about the various proposals on the Hill focusing on what would be the best approach when it comes to displaced workers who do not have health care coverage a

High-Risk Pools: Market-Based Tools for Assisting The Uninsured

Kerry Smith
October 15, 2001

In this article, the author asserts that as the need for access and affordability of quality health insurance coverage continues to confront the nation, an increasing majority of states have addres

The Faux Pharmaceutical Crisis

Doug Bandow
May 24, 2001

Access to low-cost pharmaceuticals has become a volatile political issue.  Governments at the state and federal levels are attempting to respond to public pressure to lower the cos

Resolution on Antitrust Reform

September 22, 1999

In this model legislation, ALEC proposes, a Resolution on Antitrust Reform opposes changes to the federal antitrust laws that would preempt state laws relating to prohibitions of physicia

The Future of Health Care Public Policy

Richard Teske
May 22, 1999

In this 1999 document, the author writes that the following essay represents a discussion of the future themes facing policy makers, especially in the health care arena.

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