Elliott appointed to National Conference of State Legislatures Committee

Published 7:35 pm Wednesday, May 15, 2019


News release

FRANKFORT — Rep. Daniel Elliott, a Danville Republican and chairman of the Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee in Frankfort, has been appointed by House Speaker David Osborne to the Health and Human Services Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

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In addition to serving as chairman of the committee which oversees Medicaid in the Commonwealth, Elliot also serves as a member of the House Health and Family Services Committee.

“Kentucky is facing significant challenges on the healthcare front, including making health coverage more affordable for our families, tackling the epidemic of opioid abuse, and working to address the continued growth of chronic diseases,” Elliott said. “I look forward to sharing some of our reform efforts in Kentucky with legislators from other states, as well as learning from them about other things we can do to improve the health outcomes of all Kentuckians.”

The NCSL Health and Human Services Committee is responsible for protecting states’ interests in federal decisions regarding Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, among other federal programs. The committee also provides members an opportunity to share information and learn effective methods utilized in other states to address ongoing healthcare issues.

The Health and Human Services Standing Committee is one of nine NCSL Standing Committees that educate Congress and federal agencies about state concerns, and also serve as a forum for legislators and staff to learn about programs and initiatives in other states. NCSL is a bipartisan organization that has been recognized for its unbiased, comprehensive policy research, with a focus on improving the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures.