Recovery is Possible: Why We UNITE to Face Addiction

At a time when drug use is causing devastating consequences for our communities, we need to do everything we can – as advocates, community members, family and friends, to support those impacted by addiction. A key message of this movement:...

Policy Prescriptions for Federal Child Nutrition Programs to Improve Child Health

Children need healthy food to learn, grow and thrive. Unfortunately, our researchers and pediatricians at Children’s HealthWatch encounter families every day struggling to afford enough food for all family members – a condition known as food insecurity.

The Takeaway: Has PhRMA PHinally Gone too PHar?

Well, really it’s not just PhRMA, it’s the generic manufacturers, as well. Normally there is a special room deep underground below the capitol where ideas to control excessive prescription drug prices go to die. The drug industry casts a long...

The Takeaway: More Signs of ACA Success but There's Still Work Left to Do

Michael Miller talks insurance merger mania, tackling out-of-pocket costs and more data touting the success of the ACA in this week’s edition of The Takeaway.

From charity to Philanthropy: Supporting Dental Therapy and Proven Models of Care

When I accepted the first CEO position at the REACH Healthcare Foundation more than 11 years ago, I was introduced to the important distinction between philanthropy and charity

Three Year Navigator Grants Expand Scope to Reach Remaining Uninsured

On Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the Navigator grant recipients for the 2015-2018 open enrollment periods.

Rhode Island’s Dual Eligible Demonstration Project: Learning and Adjusting

In July, the Ocean State became the thirteenth state to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with CMS to move forward with integrating services and financing for its Medicare-Medicaid population (dual eligible).

Eldercare Voices: Medicare’s Advance Care Planning Payment Is a Game-Changer

Amy J. Berman, BS, RN Note: This column first appeared in the John A. Hartford Foundation’s HealthAGEnda blog on November 12, 2015. The end of October marked five years since I was diagnosed with stage IV inflammatory breast cancer, a life-limiting disease....

The Takeaway: Is it Time to Bust the Drug Cartels?

And by drug cartels I mean the big pharmaceutical companies. Recently, there was an interesting confluence of drug industry-related stories.