Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

What’s the Buzz on Closing the Coverage Gap to Fight Zika?

This month, the first wave of locally-transmitted Zika virus infections in the continental United States in Florida could signal the escalation of a public health crisis with lasting consequences.

Connecticut’s Summer Slog

Transitioning between Medicaid and Marketplace coverage can create health care potholes for consumers, placing them in harm’s way. Transitioning coverage can be further complicated by challenges with health literacy and health insurance literacy

A Deeper Look at the Critical Role of Community Health Centers in Advocacy

Community health centers have traditionally been the primary source of care for underserved populations with the greatest health needs.

Engaged Consumers: The Key to Better Value in the Empire State

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the United Hospital Fund’s 2016 Medicaid Conference in New York City. This year’s conference focused on ongoing efforts in New York’s Medicaid program to develop delivery and payment systems that reward value...

Momentum Is On Our Side: Vermont Votes Yes on Dental Therapists

On Monday, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed a new law that will allow dental therapists to work in Vermont. It’s an exciting victory on a number of levels. To start, this makes Vermont the fourth state to add dental therapists...

Florida Needs More Than Flowers

Last June, following the mass murder in Charleston, South Carolina, Anton Gunn, a South Carolinian and Community Catalyst board member, commented on Governor Nikki Haley’s (R-SC) change of heart about taking down the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South...

A Nurse in EVERY School

While school nurses have long been recognized for their vital role in supporting children’s educational success through better health, there is increasing recognition that school nurses are integral to reforming our health care delivery system. School nurses are the eyes...

A Super-Condensed Advocate’s Guide to the New Medicaid Managed Care Rules!

Medicaid managed care just got a dramatic update that will align it more closely to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces and Medicare Advantage over the next several years. In Medicaid managed care, the state pays managed care plans to...

How Arizona Got KidsCare Back: The System of Advocacy at its Best

After six years without it, about 30,000 children in Arizona will once again have access to affordable, high quality health care coverage. Late last week, in an exciting turn of events, Arizona’s Legislature pushed through a measure to reinstate KidsCare,...