April 24, 2013
The New York Times: Racing to Spread Word About New Health Plans
Christine Barber, senior policy analyst, explains that given the high number of people unaware of new health coverage options, advocates, providers and other stakeholders must work together to make enrollment a success.
March 12, 2013
Bloomberg News: Uninsured Americans Get Hit with Biggest Hospital Bills
Jessica Curtis, director of the Hospital Accountability Project, says a final rule and enforcement standards on how hospitals bill uninsured patients will mark significant progress in protecting uninsured patients and their pocketbooks.
February 27, 2013
FierceHealthCare: Nonprofit Hospitals Defend High CEO Pay
Jessica Curtis, Hospital Accountability Project Director, says that high CEO salaries and raise eye brows when hospitals send low-income patients to collections and take them to court.
February 07, 2013
Charlotte Observer: Compensation Jumps for Charlotte's Top Hospital Executives
Jessica Curtis, Hospital Accountability Project Director, says that increasingly high CEO salaries and raise eye brows when hospitals send low-income patients to collections and take them to court.
January 15, 2013
Washington Post: Health Care Law Requires Additional Dental Benefits for Children
David Jordan, dental access project director, discusses dental coverage for children through the Affordable Care Act and the importance of connecting oral health to overall health.
December 10, 2012
Boston Globe: Will National Health Reform Close Ethnic and Racial Disparities
Robert Restuccia, executive director, explains that implementing the Affordable Care Act will significantly decrease disparities in health care, and have the biggest impact on decreasing disparities since the Civil Rights Act.
November 26, 2012
NAIC Names Community Catalyst Staff as a Consumer Liaison Representative for 2013
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners named Christine Barber, a senior policy analyst, as a consumer representative for 2013. The program promotes consumer interaction with the NAIC’s members, the insurance industry and interested parties through the individuals’ dedication and commitment to serving the public interest.
November 10, 2012
Health Progress: Advocate, Enroll: Dual Strategy for Catholic Hospitals
Senior Policy Analysts Katherine Howitt and Kate Lewandowski highlight the many ways individual hospitals can make the case for Medicaid in the journal of the Catholic Health Association. (PDF)