As states grow increasingly concerned with rising health care costs, establishing health care cost growth benchmarking programs can provide a structure and process for increasing health system transparency and developing strategies for containing costs.
As the United States enters its seventh month of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, available data show distribution efforts have not produced equitable outcomes.
Spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic and the adoption of innovative technologies, the U.S. health care system is transitioning to a new era of digitally enabled care characterized by delivery models that fully integrate in-person care and virtual care.
In 2022, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will launch an ambitious and innovative program designed to address the complex physical, behavioral and social needs of Medi-Cal’s most vulnerable members.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) establishes a new state option to provide community mobile crisis intervention services for a five-year period beginning in April 2022.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 establishes a new state option to extend Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage for pregnant women for one year following the baby’s birth.
COVID-19 has illuminated systemic racial and ethnic inequities in our healthcare system and catalyzed an unprecedented call to action to address their root causes.
The Affordable Care Act led to major advances in health insurance coverage in the United States.
Nearly a dozen states have explored or are exploring the concept of a state-based public option or are actively pursuing some version of this approach through legislation.
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law, enacting a sweeping $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.