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Florida Hospital Association increasing awareness about Medicaid redeterminations

| Mar 9, 2023 | Florida

The Florida Hospital Association (FHA) is taking several measures to spread awareness about the upcoming Medicaid eligibility redeterminations process. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 ends the continuous Medicaid coverage provision on March 31st, and is linked to the federal public health emergency (PHE), which is also coming to an...[ Read More ]

COVID-19 is not over: A California resident’s take on the end of San Francisco’s public health emergency

| Mar 8, 2023 | California

Deanna Giolas is a San Francisco resident who lives with multiple chronic illnesses, and at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, she found herself stuck in Australia. Three years later, Giolas reflects on her experiences during the pandemic as a person living with Type 1 Diabetes, ADHD, and anxiety, and...[ Read More ]

Child enrollment in Texas Medicaid grew by 26.4% during the pandemic

| Feb 15, 2023 | Texas

Texas ranked 10th among states for child enrollment growth in Medicaid and CHIP during the pandemic, according to a report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families this month.      Texas had the largest child population among the states with the highest growth at nearly 4.2...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Dr. Varun Shetty, Acting Chief State Epidemiologist on public health in the midst of respiratory illness in Texas

| Dec 2, 2022 | Texas

Varun Shetty, MD, served at the Texas DSHS before being promoted to Acting Chief State Epidemiologist in October. On Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) among children across the country were at a critical juncture as hospital systems monitor the threat of a “tripledemic” this...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Workforce recommendations, Q&A w/ Sen. Mary Washington, Abortion Care Access Act

| Aug 24, 2022 | Maryland

I want to give a big shout out to Nicole Pasia, who leads State of Reform's reporting in Maryland, for her help in preparing this newsletter each month! This edition of "5 Things We're Watching" features several stories that are a direct result of the in-depth reporting and conversations she's...[ Read More ]

10 Arizona county COVID-19 community levels increase to 'high' CDC classification

| Jul 20, 2022 | Arizona

As state COVID-19 cases surge to the highest reported level since February 2022, the latest community COVID-19 levels update from the CDC has classified 10 of Arizona’s 15 counties, including Maricopa, with high COVID-19 community levels. The community level framework considers weekly new reported cases per 100,000, weekly COVID-19 hospital...[ Read More ]