A Look Back and Ahead at Innovative Health Care Programs in Minnesota

Throughout 2017, TakeAction Minnesota members organized to defend Medicaid by collecting and sharing stories, mobilizing Minnesotans to vociferously oppose bills that would harm Medicaid, and by training individuals on the threats to the state’s Medicaid innovations like Integrated Health Partnerships...

Director's Corner: What’s Next for Health System Improvement - Four New Initiatives to Watch

Director, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation It’s been a busy few months for health care advocacy, given the numerous health care-related provisions in the budget deal to keep the government open and the release of the president’s proposed...

Arkansas Becomes Third State to Impose Medicaid Work Requirements, and a Particularly Punitive Version

Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Arkansas’s Medicaid Section 1115 waiver amendment application.

As Health Advocates, How Can We Respond to Horrific Events?

Right now, we all need to be focused on both healing and action.

Black History Month Profile: Byllye Avery’s Contributions to Advancing Black Women’s Health

In celebrating Black History Month, we had the honor of interviewing Byllye Avery, a leader in advancing Black women’s health for over 40 years.  Her work began in 1974, when she co-founded the Women’s Health Center in Gainesville, Florida, and...

Eldercare Voices: Goal-Oriented Care Is Person-Centered Care

David B. Reuben, MD Millions of older adults live with chronic conditions – those that last a year or more and require ongoing medical attention. Examples include arthritis, diabetes, asthma and chronic lung disease, heart failure, and dementia. Few chronic...

Work Requirements for Medicaid Would Deepen Disparities in North Carolina’s Infant and Maternal Health

The Trump Administration’s recent guidelines endorsing work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries could entrench existing barriers to successful pregnancies.

Medicaid Work Requirements Will Undermine the Well-Being of Children and Their Families

By imposing work requirements, the Trump Administration is giving states a tool that could undermine the well-being of children and families.

Medicaid Work Requirements Will Have Devastating Impacts for People with Complex Health Needs

For people with disabilities or complex medical conditions, accessing health care services is an absolutely necessary and often times incredibly stressful endeavor. Just getting the care needed to live a healthy and productive life can involve managing multiple appointments with...