While most stakeholders agree on the need for more transparency in our health care system, there is substantial debate about how to make meaningful progress toward this goal in specific cases.
Under federal regulations, states may provide pregnancy-related care to targeted low-income children from conception to birth through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) state plan (the so-called “unborn child” option).
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.
Following the expiration of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), states will resume normal eligibility and enrollment activities for all enrollees in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
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.