By David Blumenthal MD – Though the Trump Administration recently released a budget for the next fiscal year, that document is mostly theoretical.
By David Blumenthal MD & Shanoor Seervai – The government shutdown last month revealed how partisan gridlock is making it very difficult for lawmakers to maintain vital public services. Even programs that have enjoyed decades of bipartisan support, such as CHIP, have been caught in the wrangling.
By Shanoor Seervai & David Blumenthal MD – While many issues and crises competed for the public’s attention in 2017, health care captured headlines throughout the year. Here, we look at 10 critical events in health care during the past year.
By Shanoor Seervai & David Blumenthal MD – Debate continues about how best to reform the U.S. health care system, including over the roles that federal and state governments and private insurance markets should play in providing coverage. As policymakers explore options to expand on recent coverage gains under the ACA, they might benefit from familiarity with historical precedents.
By Sara Rosenbaum, Rachel Gunsalus, J. Zoë Beckerman, Sara Schmucker & Sara Rothenberg – Ever since Medicaid’s managed care transformation began in earnest in the mid-1990s, states have been leaders in the effort to improve the accessibility, quality, and efficiency of care for low-income populations facing elevated health risks.
By Sara Rosenbaum – The CHIP offers a critical health insurance pathway for children living in families with modest means. These families’ incomes exceed the basic Medicaid eligibility standard for children but they lack access to employer insurance for their children…
By Sabrina Corlette & Kevin Lucia – Among the Trump administration’s first promises was to give states more flexibility and control over their health insurance markets than they had had during the Obama years.
By Bruce Leff & Christine Ritchie – Home-based medical care offers older homebound adults with multiple chronic conditions and functional limitations access to care — while enabling them to avoid living in an institution.
By David Blumenthal MD & Sara R. Collins – The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has always needed fixing. Now that the Congress has tried and failed to repeal and replace it, the time for repair seems at hand.
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