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Florida advocates urge Congress to expand coverage following Dobbs v. Jackson decision

| Jul 12, 2022 | Florida

State legislators, along with community advocates, urged Senate Democrats and the Biden administration to close the abortion coverage gap for vulnerable Floridians at a press conference hosted by Health Care for Florida on Tuesday. The calls to action follow the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization,...[ Read More ]

Florida Sen. Ileana Garcia secures $700,000 for comprehensive health care in Miami-Dade County

| Jul 11, 2022 | Florida

Community Health of South Florida, Inc (CHI), a federally-qualified health center, received $700,000 in state funds to expand comprehensive primary and behavioral care and medical professional training when the 2022-2023 state budget went into effect July 1st.  Sen. Ileana Garcia’s (R–Miami-Dade) presented a ceremonial check to CHI last Thursday. Garcia,...[ Read More ]

Q&A: NAMI Florida President Ashley Grimes on 988, gun violence, and substance use treatment

| Jul 6, 2022 | Florida

Ashely Grimes is the President of NAMI Florida, the state affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Florida works with its 24 affiliate communities across the state to provide education, advocacy, and care coordination for people with mental illnesses and their loved ones.  In this Q&A, Grimes highlights...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: David Muhlestein, PhD, Health Management Associates

| Jul 6, 2022 | Florida

David Muhlestein, PhD, JD, is Chief Research and Innovation Officer for Health Management Associates, where he leads the firm’s strategic planning and innovation in health care payment and delivery reform. In this “What They’re Watching” video from the 2022 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Muhlestein discusses the challenges,...[ Read More ]

Florida DOH releases RFI for Children’s Medical Services Managed Care Plan

| Jul 6, 2022 | Florida

The Office of Children’s Medical Services, through the Florida Department of Health (DOH) released a request for information (RFI) last month, seeking best service delivery practices for children with special health care needs (CYSHCN).     Medicaid-eligible CYSHCN under the age of 21 can receive health coverage through Children’s Medical...[ Read More ]

A deeper look behind inflation and its impact on Hawaii social determinants of health

| Jul 5, 2022 | Hawaii

Rising inflation costs continue to affect households across the nation, based on the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) Summary from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 12-month increase for all items was 8.6% as of May 2022, the largest 12-month increase since December 1981.  Experts at the Economic Research...[ Read More ]