At It Again: Texas Continues To Undercut Access To Reproductive Health Care

Texas and the Trump administration could set dangerous new precedents that could undermine family planning care in Medicaid programs nationwide.

July 18, 2017

Medicaid And The Latest Version Of The BCRA: Massive Federal Funding Losses Remain

Where Medicaid is concerned, the most notable thing about the latest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act is that despite the drama of the past two weeks, the new iteration leaves untouched the problematic fundamental Medicaid contours of the earlier version.

July 14, 2017

Suing The Food And Drug Administration To Reform Its Oversight Of Food Additives

Several organizations filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration to challenge a final rule issued by the agency on August 17, 2016, regarding the use of substances in food that are “generally recognized as safe.”

July 7, 2017

Transforming Tragedy Into Effective Maternal Mortality Prevention Efforts

Each year in the United States, 700 women die during pregnancy, delivery, or soon after delivering. Yet research shows that about half of those deaths may be preventable.

June 29, 2017

How Could The 21st Century Cures Act And The Joint Commission Improve Eating Disorder Care?

With the potential for increased coverage of eating disorder treatment through parity clarification and appropriate federal regulations, there will be a burgeoning interest in quality performance from regulators, payers, and the public.

June 28, 2017

The Senate’s Health Care Bill Threatens Children’s Access to Vital Services

States approved for a Medicaid block grant would not be required to cover the EPSDT, which allows children to receive comprehensive screenings, immunizations, laboratory tests (including blood lead level testing), vital health education, and vision, dental, and hearing services.

June 27, 2017

Sounding The Alarms On Children’s Health Coverage

Buried beneath a very intense discussion on the future of adult coverage in this country has been a far more serious issue in children’s coverage many years in the making.

June 26, 2017

Deploying The Cascade Of Care Framework To Address The Opioid Epidemic Means Taking A Closer Look At Quality Measures

The Cascade of Care is a useful framework to address the opioid epidemic, however to make this vision a reality, we need to develop the framework’s quality measures.

June 21, 2017

What To Expect When You Are Managing A Population Health Coalition

Representatives of ten health collaboratives—including hospital leaders, hospital community outreach professionals, and staff of community-based organizations—met in Denver to share experiences and develop skills. What were some of the participants' candid comments, and what did they learn at...

June 13, 2017

Public Health Funding And OMB Director Mulvaney’s “Taxpayer First” Test

Do taxpayers really want the budgets of effective federal public health programs to be cut? Budget decisionmakers are reminded that investing in disease prevention and emergency preparedness protects us all because diseases like pandemic influenza and Zika don't discriminate by party...

June 8, 2017