8 States that expanded Medicaid saved 1.8 Billion. What could your state save?

States that expanded the number of people eligible for Medicaid are seeing big budgetary savings without reducing services. Data from eight states show $1.8 billion in budget savings and revenue gains by the end of 2015 as a result of Medicaid expansion. Read more about it here. Share this, please:

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Friday Forum: Epigenetics and Equity: The health and social impacts of racism and inequality

Friday April 24th  12:15pm – 1:15pm (doors open at 11:30am) Sentinel, 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR  Oregon Health and Science University runs the world’s leading center of study on a new area of science that shows how certain lifetime stresses create inheritable changes in our bodies. The science itself is fascinating. It challenges our prior understanding of evolution and …

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Innovation Waivers Allow States to Pursue Own Brand of Health Reform

States have long been the testing ground for new models of health care and coverage. Section1332 of the Affordable Care Act, which takes effect in less than two years, throws open the door to innovation by authorizing states to rethink the law’s coverage designs. Under State Innovation Waivers, states can modify the rules regarding covered benefits, subsidies, insurance marketplaces, and …

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Genes Don’t Cause Racial-Health Disparities, Society Does

For many years, researchers speculated that what they couldn’t explain about disparities must be the fingerprint of some mysterious genetic component. But since they are now able to scan the entire genome, this speculation appears both lazy and wrong. When it comes to why many black people die earlier than white people in the U.S., Kaufman and his colleagues show …

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New Study Finds Disparities in Coverage, Access to Care Among Four Largest States

A new Commonwealth Fund study suggests that some of the differences in insurance coverage rates and affordability of care among the nation’s four largest states may be attributable to health insurance policies in these states before and after the Affordable Care Act took effect. Read more about it here. Share this, please:

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