Posts for Health Equity

CHIP: One Step Forward, Three Steps Back.

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

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.

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.

Graham-Cassidy is Worst ACA Repeal Bill for Women Yet

Senate Republicans are once more trying to ram through a bill that would be devastating for women, families and LGBTQ people.

Fighting the Latest Threat to Addiction Services and Supports: The Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill

Here we are again. Another disastrous health care repeal bill is gaining momentum, threatening the progress we’ve made in treating substance use disorders.

Connecting Mouth to the Body: Integrating Oral Health into ACOs

Poor oral health can lead to other health problems, including cardiovascular disease, and some chronic health conditions, like diabetes, are associated with poor oral health.

Low Income Transit Riders in Rhode Island Find Their Voice

Earlier this year, RIPTA raised transit fares to 50 cents for a one-way ride plus 25 cents for a transfer. The fare increase was a disaster for low income elderly and disabled riders.