Advocates and CMS Agree, Ohio’s Medicaid Waiver is Not Healthy for Ohio

Last week, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) rejected Ohio’s “Healthy Ohio” Medicaid waiver proposal, which included provisions that would have undermined health coverage for many low-income Ohioans. Among other changes, the state requested permission to require low-income...

An Opening for Consumers to Get a Seat at the Table on Health System Transformation

Over the last year, I have had the opportunity to serve on behalf of Community Catalyst on the Health Care Transformation Task Force - a consortium of patients, payers, providers and purchasers...

Where Are They Now?: The Challenges of Health Care and Housing Instabilities

Follow the journey of a young woman named Shanice, who struggled with living uninsured.

We Need to Do More to Address Drug Overdoses

From 2000 to 2014, nearly half a million people in the United States died from drug overdoses. The nation has made significant strides in battling this epidemic, but we need to do more.

Amplifying Consumer Voices in New York

New York is in the midst of massive changes to its health care system - within five years, the state expects that 80 percent of residents will receive care under a value-based payment scheme

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation: Pathway to Better Health Outcomes

Even with health care coverage, Medicaid beneficiaries still find themselves facing numerous barriers to accessing the care they need and achieving better health outcomes. One barrier that continues to cause serious access problems is transportation.

Louisiana Is a Health Care Innovator (Yes, Louisiana!)

Louisiana is the leading the way when it comes to being innovative to improve the lives of its citizens. Our new Governor John Bel Edwards boldly campaigned that he would expand Medicaid in a deeply red state.

What’s the Buzz on Closing the Coverage Gap to Fight Zika?

This month, the first wave of locally-transmitted Zika virus infections in the continental United States in Florida could signal the escalation of a public health crisis with lasting consequences.

The Takeaway: Oh Aetna, Aetna, Aetna

Without a doubt the biggest health policy/politics story of last week was Aetna’s announced pullout from a large number of ACA markets.