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What is important to remember about Medicaid and similar programs is that you can sign up when you need care. People with private insurance can only sign up during open-enrollment periods.
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Is Medicaid-Associated Overuse of Emergency Departments Just a Temporary Surge? | Health Policy Blog | NCPA.org
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In 2012, over 26 million Medicaid dependents were enrolled in MCOs and 8.8 million were enrolled in PCCM. However, enrollment is not randomly distributed among the Medicaid population.
Following the Turning the Tide Against Cancer national conference last Thursday, I’ve had time to reflect on what we must do next to improve how patients experience cancer care. 366 more words
A key theme at the Turning the Tide Against Cancer national conference was the need for a patient-centered approach to cancer care. Shelley Fuld Nasso, M.P.P., CEO, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS), shared her thoughts on the importance of patient education, shared decision-making, and aligning a treatment plan with the goals and priorities of the patient. 69 more words
By Kirby Browning
A press release by the Center for American Progress (CAP) revealed that a new podcast, orchestrated by its Leadership Institute (CAP-LI), launched in August for “progressive professionals of color” to discuss various policy issues present in vulnerable communities in the United States. 252 more words
Reporting Changes in Uninsured Due to Obamacare: Government Agencies Can Be Clearer | Health Policy Blog | NCPA.org
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The person responding that he is uninsured at the time of the interview might have lost coverage yesterday, or many years ago. This is an important question for public policy, because the short-term uninsured are likely short-term unemployed: Fix the job market and you fix their health insurance.
Over the past few weeks, the Age of Personalized Medicine editorial team has been talking to leaders from the co-convening organizations of the second Turning the Tide Against Cancer Through Sustain Medical Innovation national conference… 164 more words