June 2012 Issue

Spotlight Event

The Dual Agenda: Better Care and Lower Cost? Convening in Washington D.C.

Senior, disability and Medicaid advocates from across the country joined innovative providers, health policy experts, policymakers, funders and Community Catalyst staff for our convening on the "dual eligibles" demonstration projects. Pictured (L to R): Melanie Bella, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); Ilene Henshaw, AARP; Alan Weil, NASHP; Tim Engelhardt, CMS; Renée Markus Hodin, Community Catalyst; Dennis G. Heaphy, Disability Policy Consortium & DAAHR

On the Record

Comprehensive Dental Reform Act of 2012

David Jordan, Dental Access Project director, spoke at Senator Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) press conference announcing the Senator’s Comprehensive Dental Reform Act of 2012. The bill is a major step toward coordinated, culturally competent community based dental care, and Community Catalyst was honored to be among the speakers.

O N   T H E   W I R E

Michael Miller, director of strategic policy, explained to MSN Health and Fitness the far-reaching impact striking down the Affordable Care Act would have on patients and on the health care system.

Jessica Curtis, Hospital Accountability Project director, was quoted extensively in a Charlotte Observer series on medical debt and collection processes in North Carolina hospitals and across the country. Curtis also told The Portland Press Herald community benefits, including free care, vary greatly across communities.

Michael Miller, explained to The Boston Globe how the Affordable Care Act benefits Massachusetts, and what's at stake for the state as the Supreme Court reviews the law.

Christine Barber, a senior policy analyst, explained to the LA Times options a small business owner has for buying insurance on the individual market and new benefits the Affordable Care Act gives small business owners.

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