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Is Medicaid-Associated Overuse of Emergency Departments Just a Temporary Surge? | Health Policy Blog | NCPA.org

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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Mars and Venus on Medicaid | Health Policy Blog | NCPA.org

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.

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Reflections from the Turning the Tide Against Cancer Conference

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

Patient Impact

A Patient-Centered Perspective on Cancer Research and Care

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

Policy Issues

New podcast to assess community policy issues

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

Race/Ethnicity News

Reporting Changes in Uninsured Due to Obamacare: Government Agencies Can Be Clearer | Health Policy Blog | NCPA.org

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.

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