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 million children, with more than … Read more

Rural hospital leaders discussed the challenges their facilities face, including staffing and retention issues, and efforts to address them at the 2022 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference.     Robert Duehmig, Interim Director at the Oregon Office of Rural Health, said the organization defines “rural” as a geographic area 10 or more miles … Read more

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) will launch 988, the country’s new mental health crisis line, on July 16th. The 3-digit number will replace the previous 10-digit number (1-800-273-8255), making it easier to remember and access for people in need.      Despite the Saturday launch date, nationwide staffing shortages have authorities concerned that the … Read more