Category: Health Center State Policy

Health Center State Policy

CurrentCare: Rhode Island’s Health Information Exchange

A special thanks to Laura Adams, President & CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute; Chuck Jones, President & CEO of Thundermist Health Center; Matthew Roman, Chief Operating Officer of Thundermist Health Center; and Jane Hayward, CEO of the Rhode Island Health Center Association for their contributions to this post.    By Thao-Chi Tran Health …

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NACHC Welcomes Two New Summer Interns to the State Affairs Team

We are very excited to introduce our Summer 2016 State Affairs Intern Team, Antoinette Silva and Thao-Chi Tran! Antoinette Silva, BS, Central Michigan University, Contact info: Asilva@nachc.org Antoinette is a Saginaw, Michigan native who has a strong advocacy and research background working with rural and underserved populations. In 2013, she taught English in South Korea …

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Making Sense of State Policies & Dental Health

Our guest blog post today is by Hannah L. Maxey, PhD, MPH, RDH, Assistant Professor and Director of the Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research & Policy, Indiana University School of Medicine : Community Health Centers and the professionals working within these organizations are the backbone of the dental safety-net. As a dental hygienist who spent …

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Emerging Issues for Health Centers in State Telehealth Policy

By Heidi Emerson Although telehealth is not a new concept, new technologies, greater comfort with technology, and changing payment models are driving increasing use by patients and providers. As a result, there has been new activity and interest in supporting the use of telehealth to expand access and improve care at health centers: In a …

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Positive Outcomes for Medicaid Expansion Demonstration in Cleveland

By Kersten Lausch Research demonstrating the value of Medicaid expansion continues to grow. The following is an overview of a recent study that examined how the MetroHealth Care Plus program in Cuyahoga County, Ohio impacted patient care. [Note: Unfortunately, access to the full text of Cebul et al.’s article in Health Affairs requires paid subscription or …

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Victory for the ACA: Moving Forward after King v. Burwell

The King v. Burwell Supreme Court decision on Thursday marked a huge victory for ACA proponents. In a 6 -3 ruling, SCOTUS upheld health insurance premiums for eligible individuals in all states—regardless of whether their marketplaces were state or federally-established. The decision was met with both relief and applause by President Obama’s administration. With Congress …

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Victory for the ACA: Moving Forward after King v. Burwell

The King v. Burwell Supreme Court decision on Thursday marked a huge victory for ACA proponents. In a 6 -3 ruling, SCOTUS upheld health insurance premiums for eligible individuals in all states—regardless of whether their marketplaces were state or federally-established. The decision was met with both relief and applause by President Obama’s administration. With Congress …

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King v Burwell: Potential Implications for Health Centers

In the last two blog posts in our special series on King v. Burwell, we examined the legal grounds of the case, as well as current congressional action to preserve subsidies should SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) rule for King. As a quick reminder, Congress is still without a single contingency plan to …

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King v. Burwell: How States and Congress are Preparing for a Post-King World

In our last blog post on King v. Burwell, we highlighted the main legal arguments of the highly anticipated King v. Burwell Supreme Court (SCOTUS) case—which, in brief, examines whether Federally-facilitated marketplaces (FFMs) can offer subsidies to individuals purchasing health insurance outside of State-established marketplaces. With media attention growing, and the decision deadline quickly approaching, …