Community Health Workers Building Trust and Families’ Health in the New York City Region

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are trusted members of their communities who share similar backgrounds with the people they serve. In partnership with health care consumers, clinicians and other providers, CHWs play a pivotal role in reducing health disparities and helping...

Transparency in Health Care: Clearly Not a Cure-All for What Ails the Health Care System

Last Friday, Community Catalyst submitted comments in response to a request for information from a group of Senators looking to improve transparency in health care. After a year of defending the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid from attacks that would...

Happy 8th Birthday, ACA: Celebrating the ACA’s Important Role in Improving Health Equity

Eight years ago today, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law of the land, and this year’s birthday is truly one to celebrate.

Two Visions for Marketplace Stabilization – Only One Benefits Consumers

Bipartisan efforts in Congress to stabilize the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) marketplaces came to an end this week as the negations took a decidedly partisan turn.

Eldercare Voices: Moving Toward Age-Friendly Health Care

Steven M. Stein MD, MHS It’s been almost 30 years since I completed my Geriatrics fellowship in Boston. I would love to say that the care of older adults has advanced to a point where all older adults receive “age-friendly”...

It Is Time To Get REL!

Connecticut advocates push for improved racial, ethnic and language data While the federal landscape continues to hold our attention as threats to public health and coverage programs continue to surface and evolve, state-level advocates are busy advancing agendas that inform...

A Look Back and Ahead at Innovative Health Care Programs in Minnesota

Throughout 2017, TakeAction Minnesota members organized to defend Medicaid by collecting and sharing stories, mobilizing Minnesotans to vociferously oppose bills that would harm Medicaid, and by training individuals on the threats to the state’s Medicaid innovations like Integrated Health Partnerships...

Director's Corner: What’s Next for Health System Improvement - Four New Initiatives to Watch

Director, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation It’s been a busy few months for health care advocacy, given the numerous health care-related provisions in the budget deal to keep the government open and the release of the president’s proposed...

Arkansas Becomes Third State to Impose Medicaid Work Requirements, and a Particularly Punitive Version

Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Arkansas’s Medicaid Section 1115 waiver amendment application.
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