health care equity

Racial, Ethnic Health Care Disparities Remain Widespread

Racial and ethnic health disparities are pervasive across all states, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund. According to “The Commonwealth Fund 2024 State Health Disparities Report,” Racial and ethnic disparities are pervasive across all states. Death rates and prevalence of health problems vary significantly by race and ethnicity in every state. Racial and ethnic health disparities are perpetuated by less insurance coverage and unequal access to high-quality care. Lack of comprehensive insurance coverage is a key contributor to disparities in access. Being uninsured or underinsured has consequences. Racial and ethnic disparities in care quality are driven by [...]

2024-04-18T20:47:43+00:00April 23, 2024|health equity|

Federal Health Policy Update for December 7

The following is the latest health policy news from the federal government for December 1-7.  Some of the language used below is taken directly from government documents. Congress While Congress has more than a month before the next federal funding deadline of January 19, committees are working to prepare and pass health care legislation. On the House calendar for floor votes next week is H.R. 5378, the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act.  This bill would eliminate the pending cuts to Medicaid DSH for two years (those cuts are temporarily suspended through January 19); introduce site-neutral payments for drug administration services [...]

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