New Research Highlights How People with Cancer Would Be Harmed by Graham-Cassidy

New research underscores the health benefits of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion. A study from the Journal of Clinical Oncology found states that expanded Medicaid saw a meaningful increase in cancer patients who were diagnosed in the early...

In-Person Assistance Slashed Across Country: Consumers in South and Midwest Hit the Hardest

On Thursday, September 14, the Trump Administration dealt many Navigator programs across the country a lethal blow by sending funding announcements, many with substantial cuts, to the organizations that provide in-person assistance to consumers in federally facilitated marketplaces (FFMs). This...

Director's Corner: Research Roundup - Patient Engagement Pitfalls and Possibilities

I’m pleased to share two recent articles by our team that were published in the latest issue of The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. The first article, “Perspectives on How to Engage Consumers in Health System Transformation,” suggests that consumers...

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.

New Research Confirms Coverage For Parents Has Rolled Out “Welcome Mat” to Enrollment For Their Kids

New research confirms what we’ve known all along – the Affordable Care Act (ACA) improves the lives of families. According to a recent Health Affairs analysis, over 700,000 children who were eligible for Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)...

Congress’s Summer Break Is Over and the Homework List Is Long

It is back-to-work time for members of Congress, as they return to DC and turn their attention to a lengthy to-do list that includes critical items related to the budget and health care.

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.

Handle with Care: Back to School Amidst Charlottesville

For many families across the country, August is the month of “back to school.” For us in the health advocacy world, it is commonly the month that we focus on health care program enrollment.

NAIC Summer Meeting Recap: CSR Deja Vu

How are state regulators responding to the CSR uncertainty?
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