Rubber, Meet Road: Consumer Engagement in Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organization Program

At a meeting of Community Advisory Council members engaged with Orgeon's Coordinated Care Programs (CCOs),many lessons on how the potential of these bodies can be realized through effective implementation.

Why We Must Fight Back Against the Proposed SNAP Work Requirements

Proposed Administration rule changes to SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, may lead to 755,000 people losing their SNAP benefits, and public comments are needed.

A Bridge Plan to Where? CMS Grants Unprecedented Restrictions to Utah's Voter-Approved Medicaid Expansion

Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a proposal from Utah that imposes harmful and unprecedented restrictions on the Medicaid expansion program that Utah voters approved last November.

Beyond Visibility: Building a Health System that Supports Trans Lives

On International Transgender Day of Visibility, we are celebrating the increased access to gender-affirming care for TNB people under the Affordable Care Act, but also acknowledge the latest attempts by the Trump administration to undo this progress.

A Health Advocacy Victory – Medicaid Work Requirements Halted in Arkansas and Kentucky

As of March 27, 2019, Medicaid work reporting requirements were struck down in both states in the cases of Stewart v. Azar and Gresham v. Azar and, therefore, will be halted in Arkansas and won’t be implemented in Kentucky.

Lifting Up Older Adult Voices for Advocacy

In this Video Blog, Pennsylvania volunteer consumer leader Debbie McCarthy-Arnone discusses the power that older adults can have when they acquire advocacy skills that can help them speak up to improve programs that serve them.

Schools Health Gains Momentum….One SPA at a Time

In 2014, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a state Medicaid director letter that gives states the ability to allow local education agencies (LEAs) to expand their school-based Medicaid programs

Women’s History Month: A Time to Celebrate Women’s Health and the ACA!

This Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating the health gains women have made – and continue to make – since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

North Carolina Secures School-Based Medicaid Services to Keep Kids Healthy and In the Classroom

In February, North Carolina received CMS approval to expand Medicaid school-based services, creating a new opportunity to support both school based providers like Nurse Smith and expand health services.
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