"Non-communicable diseases" (NCDs) is a key buzz phrase in public health today. Even the United Nations has the term on its mind, as it recently held a historic high-level meeting to develop a plan of action to fight NCDs. But what exactly does it mean?
This series lays out arguments against cutting health care programs like Medicaid and Medicare in an effort to reduce government spending.
November is National Caregivers Month—a time to recognize and celebrate caregivers for their important role in our lives. There are professional caregivers, but there are also about 52 million unpaid caregivers—spouses, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, and others who take care of loved ones in the home.
This week is shaping up to be an important one in the legal battle over the Affordable Care Act. Tuesday's decision from the DC Circuit Court of Appeals is a big win for supporters of the law. It's the third appellate court to reject challenges to the law. In June, the Sixth Circuit upheld the law.
Explains the new method of determining eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP, which now matches the method used for other health care programs and for calculating financial assistance with health insurance.
Explores how the Affordable Care Act expands the practice of offering immediate, temporary Medicaid coverage to people who appear to be eligible based on income.
Rick Santorum, a former U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania, wants to be the Republican nominee to run against President Obama next year. Unfortunately for him, he’s also embroiled in a health care scandal—this one involving Medicaid fraud, abuse of patients, and illegal kickbacks to doctors.
Explains how the Affordable Care Act will improve coordination of care for patients with both Medicare and Medicaid ("dual eligibles");provides detailed guidance for advocates.
Discusses provisions in the Affordable Care Act that call for states to have one streamlined online application for all types of insurance and for premiums tax credits.