Tag Archive: Medicaid

Jun 29 2017

Children Have the Most to Lose in Proposed Medicaid Cuts

The Senate-proposed Better Care Reconciliation Act and the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) risk undoing a half century of healthcare standards that were designed to maximize child development and well-being by cutting Medicaid funding and fundamentally changing the program. Yet, the intense discussion on the future of our healthcare system has really only been focused on adults.

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Mar 28 2017

Do Teen Mothers in Vulnerable Populations Need Better Health Services?

Young mothers emerging from the child welfare system need better health services. Data shows that adolescent and young adult mothers with a history in the system experience a high number of physical and mental health conditions prior to the birth of their baby.

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Feb 10 2017

CHOP Research In the News: Growth Failure, Glucose Target Ranges, CHIP Funding, Global Road Safety

We’ve had a flurry of activity this week at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, including our first snowstorm of the year. In between shoveling, we took a few minutes to dig into the latest research news.

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Dec 06 2016

Preserving the Children’s Health Insurance Program: A No-Brainer to Protect Children in Working Families

As a pediatrician, I have a front-row seat to how health insurance impacts the well-being of children. Nearly half the patients I see are covered by Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), both of which have comprehensive sets of benefits and are historically thought of as safety nets for the unemployed.

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Nov 29 2016

Post-Election Look at the Future of Children’s Health

The presidential election will usher in new leadership for our country in January but is raising speculations now about how the new administration will address important questions and issues related to the health of children and adolescents.

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Jul 08 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Asthma Insurance and Monitoring, Cancer Survivors’ Endocrine Abnormalities

Many research projects aim to keep things on track, from healthcare expenditures to patients’ long-term health. Make certain that you know of the research happenings this week at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia by reading on for more highlights.

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Feb 24 2016

Statewide Action Plan to Curb Overprescribing of Psychotropic Medications

Research conducted by PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia laid the groundwork for new statewide initiatives that aim to reduce the use of psychotropic medications among Pennsylvania children in the foster care system who are enrolled in Medicaid. At a press conference Tuesday, Feb. 23, announcing the changes, David Rubin, MD, MSCE, director of …

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Apr 28 2015

Antipsychotic Use May Increase Diabetes Risk in Some Children

Researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s PolicyLab recently published the largest study to date documenting the significant diabetes risk to children with a prescription for antipsychotics.

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Mar 04 2015

PolicyLab to Study Effect of Narratives on Antipsychotic Prescribing

A team of investigators from PolicyLab recently received an award from the William T. Grant Foundation to examine antipsychotic prescribing practices.

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Nov 21 2014

PolicyLab Study Shows Rise in Pediatric Dental Care

A study conducted by PolicyLab researchers shows the proportion of US-born, Medicaid-enrolled children in Pennsylvania who utilized preventive dental care rose significantly for children ages 5-10.

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