What's Next? Advocates Now Turn to CHIP Refunding

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) celebrated its 20th birthday. Enacted with bipartisan support, CHIP provides coverage to children and pregnant women whose families have incomes above Medicaid eligibility.

Preventable Diseases Show The Impact Of Racial Disparities

This 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. Community Catalyst is committed to exposing and dismantling policies, practices and attitudes that routinely produce cumulative...

The Takeaway: What Happened and Why

No one who was awake in the middle of the night watching the Senate debate on ACA repeal will soon forget the rising tension as it became more and more apparent that the repeal effort was foundering – culminating in...

New Center Program: Connect Respected Health Care Experts with Consumer Advocates to Improve Care

An essential aspect of the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation’s mission to improve care for vulnerable and historically underserved communities is to support consumer health leaders as they advocate for health system change. To that end, this week...

A Medicaid and Medicare Anniversary That Brings Uncertainty for Dual Eligibles

As the Senate continues to debate health care proposals that could result in significant cuts to vital public programs, we want to talk about the importance of Medicaid and Medicare to the population that crucially depends on both programs working...

A Former State Medicaid Director’s Sobering Take on the Impact of the Senate’s Proposed Medicaid Funding Cuts

As soon as tomorrow, the Senate plans to vote on its version of Affordable Care Act “repeal and replace” legislation. However, much of this bill is not actually about changing the ACA itself. Instead, it would radically alter the Medicaid...

Director's Corner: The National Academy of Medicine Points the Way to Improved Care for High-Needs Patients

  Last week, I had the honor of speaking at the National Academy of Medicine in Washington, D.C., at the release of the Academy’s new special report, “Effective Care for High-Need Patients: Opportunities for Improving Outcomes, Value, and Health.” This...

Senate Repeal Bill 2.0: The Same Old Problems with a New Bad Idea

Yesterday, after three more weeks of backroom deals and secret negotiations, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled a ‘new’ health care repeal bill that features all the same failings of the previous version.

Capping Medicaid: Lost Home Care Jobs Would Increase the Burden on Family Caregivers

Both the House-passed version of ACA repeal legislation, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), and the Senate’s version currently under deliberation – the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) – include a particularly debilitating change: a per capita cap system of...