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2022 Primary Care
Legislative Trends


This report reviewed policy proposals in four major primary care areas: Investing in primary care infrastructure and services Expanding access to primary care, including through increased insurance coverage and expanding access to telehealth Facilitating the availability of comprehensive, integrated primary care through advanced payment models, incentives, and training Supporting and growing a responsive, culturally competent primary care workforceThis report, PCDC’s first on state legislative trends in primary care, focuses on the role of state legislators and governors in strengthening and supporting quality primary care through legislation, and provides a snapshot of some of the major primary care policy trends considered in state legislatures in 2022. PCDC reviewed state legislative efforts on primary care to see what progress is being made at the state level. Our research demonstrates that state lawmakers across the country are beginning to understand the value of primary care and are putting forward policy solutions to achieve better access to high-quality primary care for their communities. 

Specifically, this report provides an overview of general trends in primary care policy that were considered or moved in 2022, highlighting one or two specific bills on each topic, and should not be viewed as an endorsement of any particular policies. PCDC encourages state lawmakers and advocates to review these 2022 legislative trends and consider which policies might be most effective in addressing their states’ needs.