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Texas Hospital Association to host meetings on policy priorities

| Jul 25, 2018 | Texas

The Texas Hospital Association is planning a series of Legislative Preview Townhall meetings ahead of the 2019 legislative session. The meetings will review THA’s policy priorities for the 86th Legislative Session. THA recently shared seven main points it will advocate for during the session to support a strong health care...[ Read More ]

Senator Giessel discusses work accomplished last session

| Jul 25, 2018 | Alaska

Last week, Senator Cathy Giessel spoke to Commonwealth North on Alaska’s health care issues. She highlighted the work accomplished in the last legislative session, and the topics that will likely appear moving forward. When asked if she was satisfied with the work accomplished during the last session, she said “I...[ Read More ]

Study shows impacts state-based individual mandates would have in 2019

| Jul 24, 2018 | Federal

A recent study by The Commonwealth Fund shows how state-based individual mandates could affect the individual market in 2019. According to the study: “If all states implemented individual mandates, the number of uninsured would be lower by 3.9 million in 2019 and 7.5 million in 2022. On average, marketplace premiums...[ Read More ]

The health care needs and challenges of Seattle's homeless population

| Jul 19, 2018 | Washington

As local media outlets participate in the #Seahomeless day of coverage, State of Reform decided to elevate the health care needs of our homeless population, and the barriers they experience when trying to accessing care. The Healthcare for the Homeless Network (HCHN) is part of Seattle Public Health Department. In...[ Read More ]

Governor Walker names Medicaid expansion among biggest accomplishments

| Jul 17, 2018 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker sat down with Jeff Landfield, editor of The Alaska Landmine, for an interview covering his first term as governor, the issues Alaska faces, and the November election. At the beginning of the interview, Governor Walker named the Medicaid expansion as one of his most important achievements. Jeff...[ Read More ]

A look at Providence Family Medicine Center's proposal for Medicaid Coordinated Care

| Jul 16, 2018 | Alaska

At the beginning of June, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) posted its Notice of Intent to award the Provider-Based Reform (PBR) contract to Providence Family Medicine Center as part of the Medicaid Coordinated Care Demonstration Project. PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center and Pinnacle Integrated Medicine also submitted offers...[ Read More ]