Bipartisan Opioid Bill Supports Trauma-Informed Approach for Children and Families

In recent good news, the opioid bill that is garnering wide bipartisan support has multiple provisions that address childhood trauma and provide support for impacted children and families. Last week, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee unanimously...

State Flexibility Threatens Progress on Essential Health Benefits

This blog is part of a series that will highlight how changes in the 2019 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) final rule will affect the comprehensive coverage that the essential health benefits (EHBs) package offer to consumers. On...

Medicaid: A Lifeline to the Community

This blog is part of our Medicaid Awareness Month series, in which we highlight the ways that Medicaid supports the health of vulnerable populations. Guest bloggers for the series are state advocates who work on behalf of Medicaid from different...

Flood Them With Pink Slips

The Maine legislative session went late into the night last week as House members failed to reach consensus on funding their ballot-approved Medicaid expansion. Maine consumers passed a ballot question in 2017 demanding the state close the coverage gap for...

Lost in Translation: Providing Person-Centered Care to Linguistic Minorities

As a consumer sitting in the doctor’s office, understanding medical information has never been more challenging or complex, and providing person-centered care begins with adequately communicating with the patient. Consumers need to understand their health condition, their prescription medication, alternative...

Director's Corner: What I’m Reading During National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month, a fitting occasion to reflect on what is needed to improve care and achieve equitable outcomes in the United States. Sometimes on the front lines, when taking care of an individual patient, it can...

Meet Medicaid: The Unsung Hero of Long-Term Care

This blog is part of our Medicaid Awareness Month series, in which we highlight the ways that Medicaid supports the health of vulnerable populations. Guest bloggers for the series are state advocates who work on behalf of Medicaid from different...

Sharing Family Stories of Addiction to Promote Medicaid Expansion

This blog is part of our Medicaid Awareness Month series, in which we highlight the ways that Medicaid supports the health of vulnerable populations. Guest bloggers for the series are state advocates who work on behalf of Medicaid from different...

Faces and Stories from Oregon’s Health System Transformation

Oregon is widely perceived as a national leader in health care reform and health system transformation, but the reality for most Oregonians is that health care remains expensive, poorly coordinated and a source of anxiety for far too many. Oregon’s...
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