As Medicaid costs soar, these states are trying a new approach | CNN

Ann Hwang, director of the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation at Community Catalyst, talks to Phil Galewitz about the potential of Medicaid ACOs.

Social Determinants Of Health: A Public Health Concept In Conflict | Health Affairs

Center staff members Danielle Garrett and Ann Hwang, and Clare Pierce-Wrobel, of George Washington University, co-authored a blog post in Health Affairs on the administration's co-opting of the term “social determinants of health."

Organizing Seniors To Protect The Health Safety Net: The Way Forward

Carol Regan, Leena Sharma and Community Catalyst president Kate Villers recently authored an article in the Journal of Aging and Social Policy, which shares a brief history of senior advocacy and an overview of the current senior organizing landscape.

Ohio Senate Considers Dental Therapy Bill | Heartland

Tera Bianchi, project director of the Dental Access Project, was quoted in an article from The Heartland Institute about a bill under consideration in the Ohio State Senate that would authorize dental therapists to practice in the state.

Blazing the Trail For Universal Health Coverage | Commonwealth Magazine

In an opinion piece in CommonWealth, Rob Restuccia, executive director of Community Catalyst, and Andrew Dreyfus, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts mark the 30th anniversary of Massachusett's landmark Universal Health Care Law.

What Happens When a Hospital Sells Its Debt? | Marketplace

Community Catalyst Deputy Director Sue Sherry talked to Marketplace about what happens when a hospital sells its debt – under consideration in Cook County, Illinois – cautioning that the practice is bad for consumers.

Elizabeth Warren Has A Plan To Make Health Care Coverage Cheaper And More Reliable | The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post reports on a new bill endorsed by Community Catalyst called the "Consumer Health Insurance Protection Act."

One Surprising Way Older Adults Can Get Healthier | Next Avenue

Center Director Dr. Ann Hwang has published an article in Next Avenue, a national media service for America’s older adults, about the importance of civic engagement in maintaining good health.

The Health 202: Trump Administration Pulls Back From Key Medicare Goals | The Washington Post

Community Catalyst Deputy Director Susan Sherry is quoted in a Washington Post article on moves by the Trump administration to pull back from Obama-era innovations aimed at moving Medicare toward a focus on value over volume in providing care.

Bad Bedside Manner: Bank Loans Signed in the Hospital Leave Patients Vulnerable | The Washington Post

Mark Rukavina, Community Catalyst Business Development Manager is quoted in a Washington Post article on the increasing number of hospitals offering patients bedside payment plans during their inpatient stay, often on a top-tier cost basis.

The Medicaid Work Requirements Could Make it Impossible to Qualify for Medicaid in Most States | The Nation

Our report on Medicaid work requirements is referenced in The Nation.

State tells hospitals to notify patients of charity care status | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jessica Curtis, a senior adviser with Community Catalyst, talks to the Post-Gazette about a recent development on charity care in Pennsylvania.

South Ender Named Chief Program Officer | My South End writes about the promotion of Reena E. Singh to chief program officer.

People in Business: Dec. 29, 2017 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch announces Dara Taylor's promotion to director of diversity and inclusion at Community Catalyst.

Los Angeles Housing for Health Program Saves Public Funds | Nonprofit Quarterly

An article in NonProfit Quarterly on savings Los Angeles County realized by funding housing needs, cites the Nov. 29 Jama Forum post on health and housing co-authored by Community Catalyst Executive Director Rob Restuccia and Howard K. Koh, MD.