The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare long-standing racial and ethnic health inequities and disparities across America, including in Massachusetts.
Viewed from a range of different measures, low-income residents of Mississippi are particularly disadvantaged with respect to access to health care, quality of care received, costs of care, health outcomes and income-based health care disparities.
The vision of primary care as the foundation for all health care is one shared by many who work in and around the U.S. health care system.
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a progressively debilitating genetic condition that affects red blood cells and can result in a variety of serious medical complications, reduced life expectancy and diminished quality of life.
Currently, states are maintaining continuous enrollment of all Medicaid enrollees as a condition of receiving enhanced federal funding under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
The crisis in immigrant health coverage has been both highlighted and exacerbated by the recent pandemic.
COVID-19, the resulting behavioral health crisis and calls for law enforcement reform related to the behavioral health crisis response have heightened the urgency among federal, state and local policymakers to expand access to behavioral health crisis services.
States are required to keep people enrolled in Medicaid throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency as a condition of receiving a temporary increase in the federal share of Medicaid costs.
Employers sponsoring group health plans face the ever-growing challenge of rising health care costs and the increasing expenses they place on the plans and their enrollees alike.
As the United States continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and new variants of the virus that are more transmissible and potentially more likely to result in severe illness or death, widespread vaccination against COVID-19 remains the strongest tool to fight the virus.