Posts for Health System Transformation

Life After COVID: CMS Guidance Addresses Advocate Concerns About the End of the Public Health Emergency

The official end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) remains unclear, but some states are already either planning for or taking actions regarding Medicaid enrollment.

New Hospital Rankings Unveil Deficits in Direct Contributions to Communities

A new report examines hospitals by looking at the use of tests and procedures that offer little to no clinical benefit, services offered to underserved communities of color, and their contributions to community benefit.

Linking Lack of Medicaid Expansion to Increased Medical Debt – An Unsurprising Connection, An Opportunity to Address It

In addition to missing out on the benefits of Medicaid, individuals in states that have not expanded Medicaid also suffer more financially and accrue more debt than their counterparts in expansion states.

For Advocates in Texas, Pride is a Constant in Protecting the Rights of LGBTQ+ People

We spoke with Texas advocates about the work they have been doing to fight the onslaught of anti-transgender bills in the Texas legislature during the 2021 legislative session.

Momentum for Dental Coverage Grows with Proposed Medicaid Dental Benefit Act in Congress

Dental coverage is having a moment, both in state governments and at the federal level. This week, Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA-44) announced the introduction of a new bill, the Medicaid Dental Benefit Act.

Sens. Warnock, Ossoff & Baldwin Want to Close the Medicaid Gap, Congress Must Act

This week Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock released a legislative proposal with senators Ossoff and Baldwin to close the Medicaid coverage gap in states that have yet to adopt Medicaid expansion.

New Data: Medicaid Adult Dental Coverage is Wise Investment for Economic Recovery, Health

New data shows that extending comprehensive oral health coverage to all adults enrolled in Medicaid could save at least $273 million in overall health care spending.

Tax Credits: Important Pieces of the Recovery Puzzle

The Child Tax Credit, alongside enhanced Advance Premium Tax Credits, is a critical piece in the puzzle of affordable childcare and healthcare for all Americans.

Doggett Kicks off Legislative Efforts to Close the Medicaid Gap

We commend Rep. Doggett for his commitment to closing the Medicaid coverage gap, but we believe that this proposal could present challenges to the implementation of Medicaid expansion and leave consumers confused about who is covered.
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