How Structural Racism Fuels the Response to the Opioid Crisis

Today’s overdose problem is not the first time our country has faced a devastating drug crisis.

When Health Policy Advocacy Doesn’t See Color, It Doesn’t See Me

his blog is part of a series that will highlight how structural racism in the health care system negatively affects the health of individuals of color.

The Takeaway: Masters of Misdirection

In the wake of both developments last week, we were treated to so many breathtaking whoppers that it is hard to know where to begin. If there were an award for double-speak, there would be a rich candidate pool from which to draw.

Rolling Back Progress: Medicaid Cuts Would Deny Children of Color Access to Care

The AHCA, as passed by the House of Representatives and sent on to the Senate, would reverse the progress on children’s coverage that has been made through the ACA.

#Aging Out Loud…From Generation to Generation

During this Older Americans Month, we want to pay tribute to a leader with whom many Health Policy Hub readers may not be familiar: Nelson Cruikshank.

Trump Budget Attacks Low-Income Communities, State Budgets, Children

Despite his repeated promises on the campaign trail that he would not cut Medicaid, President Trump’s FY 2018 budget would slash the program’s budget nearly in half over the next decade. The budget assumes the $839 billion in Medicaid cuts...

“We Don’t Just Take It, We Take Charge!”– Celebrating Older Americans Month

It’s May, and that means it’s Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is Age Out Loud, chosen “…to give aging a new voice – one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say.” Older Americans are a group that...

Director's Corner: What’s the Latest Evidence on Patient Engagement by Primary Care Practices?

Here at the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, we hold the core belief that the voices of consumers are essential for making our health care system better: easier to navigate, more user-friendly and more effective at addressing the...

The Takeaway: Health Care and the Crisis in Democracy

Last week’s abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey has pushed health care out of the headlines, at least to some extent. However, the progress of the health care bill through Congress raises its own questions about the health of our democracy.
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