Three Ways the 2018-2022 HHS Strategic Plan Turns Back the Clock on Progress

In September, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its 2018-2022 Strategic Plan to provide new departmental guidance following the 2014 plan from the Obama administration. Upon first glance, it becomes readily apparent that the missions and priorities...

CHIP: One Step Forward, Three Steps Back.

On Friday, CHIP refunding moved forward, ending Halloween week with a trick not a treat.

“Don’t Just Make Them Hear You, Make Them Listen!”

On Oct. 12, I was honored to join advocates and consumers from Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Michigan for a day in Washington, D.C. focused on person-centered care for Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries.   Our day was centered around the Alliance for Health...

Goblins and Zombies Aren’t As Scary As Kids Losing Coverage

As we are passing out sweets to all the cute ghosts and dinosaurs, we should be concerned that families are wondering whether the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will be available to their children in the coming months and years.

Stop Stigmatizing Mental Illness and Call Gun Violence What It Is: A Public Health Crisis

It happens every time news breaks of a mass shooting.

Aging in America: A Crisis in Caring We’re Not Talking About

Every day, 10,000 people in this country turn 65 – that’s more than 400 every hour! What does this mean for health and health care? That’s the conversation that Politico Live convened recently in Washington D.C., bringing together national thought...

New Video: Embracing Culturally Competent Care for LGBTQ Older Adults

Tomorrow, October 11, is the 29th annual National Coming Out Day (NCOD) which celebrates people of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) identities feeling empowered to make their true selves known – to their families, friends and coworkers and...

Moving Forward on CHIP: Congress Should Clear the Way for a Bipartisan Approach

Yesterday was a busy day for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

The Takeaway: Can You Do A Post Mortem On Something That Isn’t Dead?

Now that the clock has run out on the 2017 budget resolution, the Republican drive to repeal the Affordable Care Act and undermine the Medicaid program has hit a pause.
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