The ACA’s Impact on People with Disabilities Eleven Years Later

By expanding care and coverage, the Affordable Care Act was a milestone for communities most underserved by the health system.

Centering Community Needs through Transparent Community Benefit

Over half of community hospitals in the United States are private, nonprofit organizations which receive tax-exempt status in exchange for providing community benefit.

Stop Blaming Black Skepticism for Inequitable Vaccine Distribution and Start Investing in Equitable Healthcare Structures

As an example of how inequitable vaccine access is playing out on a state level, we share this powerful blog from the North Carolina Justice Center Health Advocacy Project.

American Rescue Plan Strengthens Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services

Over the past weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan. The bill increases funding and support for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), a critical benefit for individuals with complex health needs.

Uniting Health Equity and Vaccinations: Considerations for Working with Black Populations

In the 23 states that collect demographics about vaccine recipients, white residents are getting vaccinated at higher rates than Black residents. In order to change these inequities, vaccination rollout must have a health equity lens.

Eldercare Voices, COVID Edition: Gregg Warshaw, MD

Eldercare Voices is an occasional feature of the Center’s monthly newsletter, Health Innovation Highlights, inviting guest commentators directly involved in care delivery to older adults to share their perspectives from the field.

President Biden’s Executive Orders Take First Steps to Demonstrate the Full Potential of Medicaid

On Thursday, January 28, President Biden signed several executive orders intended to strengthen “Americans’ Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care,” including the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.

Addressing Racial Inequities Laid Bare by COVID-19 Requires a Renewed Commitment to Community Partnership

As health care organizations struggle with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is tempting to view consumer and community engagement as a secondary activity; however, it is times like this when engagement is most important.

What the New Medicare “Geo” Model May Mean for Dually Eligible Individuals

Last month, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) unveiled a pilot, value-based Medicare delivery and payment model called the Geographic Direct Contracting model, or “Geo.” This pilot is set to launch in January 2022, and will allow different...