This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Rebekah Gee, Louisiana Health Secretary on the state’s improved storm preparedness plans based on lessons learned from the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. She talks about the robust state-wide electronic health record system created after the storm including a statewide data base of vulnerable populations for better evacuation strategies, what they’ve shared with other states facing weather disasters, and how expanded Medicaid has dramatically improved access to…
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This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Genevieve Kenney, Co-Director of the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute. She discusses their long standing research on the lack of health insurance coverage for those living near the poverty line, and the positive impact of Medicaid expansion for children and adults.
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Patrick Miller, MPH, founder of the All-Payer Claims Database Council at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute for Health Policy and Practice. Mr. Miller discusses the APCD Council’s focus on improving the development and deployment of state-run claims databases which provide health information that can be used to improve access to quality healthcare while reducing costs.
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Jonathan Oberlander, Professor of Social Medicine and Health Policy & Management at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill about his recently released report highlighting some of the Affordable Care Act’s political vulnerabilities.
Last month, the Connecticut Mirror ran an article entitled Study: Babies wrongfully lose state insurance at first birthday about a report by CT Voices for Children, HUSKY Program Coverage for Infants: Maintaining Coverage When Babies Turn One. The crux of the article and the report was that: Thousands of infants inadvertently lose Medicaid coverage after their first birthday because of a confusing eligibility process that occurs when the state Department of Social Services changes the way the babies are categorized…
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