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OHA releases health care workforce needs assessment

Emily Boerger | Feb 8, 2021 | Oregon

2020 Scorecard on State Health System Performance released

Emily Boerger | Sep 11, 2020 | Alaska, California, Hawaii, Washington

The Commonwealth Fund released its 2020 Scorecard on State Health System Performance on Friday, offering a state-by-state comparison on a broad range of health indicators. These recent findings include data collected prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new scorecard includes a total of 49 measurements which are grouped into four...[ Read More ]

Key points from the AHCCCS 2020 Access Monitoring Review Plan

Michael Goldberg | Jul 28, 2020 | Arizona

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) - Arizona's Medicaid agency - has released its 2020 Access Monitoring Review Plan assessing the agency's use of federal, state, county, and provider-assessed funds to provide health care coverage to the state’s acute and long-term care Medicaid populations, and low-income individuals and...[ Read More ]

Colorado Legislature passes bill to create Colorado Health Insurance Affordability Enterprise

Michael Goldberg | Jun 15, 2020 | Colorado

Colorado lawmakers approved legislation today to create the Colorado Health Insurance Affordability Enterprise, which will administer a health insurance affordability fee assessed on certain health insurers and a special assessment on hospitals to fund measures to reduce consumer costs for individual health coverage plans. House amendments to the bill, SB...[ Read More ]

Employer groups call on Congress to ensure quality, affordable health care

Emily Boerger | May 21, 2020 | California, Colorado, Texas, Washington

The Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), along with several other organizations, sent a letter to congressional leadership on Tuesday outlining recommendations to ensure Americans have access to quality, affordable health care during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. PBGH represents private employers and public purchasers that collectively spend $100 billion...[ Read More ]

Arcora Foundation looks for funding to scale up DentistLink program, focused on Apple Health patients

Emily Boerger | Mar 2, 2020 | Washington

Arcora Foundation, the foundation of Delta Dental of Washington, is hoping to secure funding in the state’s supplemental operating budget this year to expand outreach to connect lower-income patients to oral health care.   The House’s supplemental operating budget (HB 2325) includes $250,000 in general funds for FY2021 to “develop a...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Chris Daher, Beacon Health Options

Emily Boerger | Feb 5, 2020 | California

Chris Daher is the Vice President of Network Strategy at Beacon Health Options. He joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss telehealth.     “The biggest challenge we have is access to care. There's just not enough providers in California -- I think that's kind of...[ Read More ]