Tag Archive: Affordable Care Act

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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Dec 6 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

children's healthThe 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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Jan 12 2016

How Children’s Hospitals Can Gain Social Awareness Via ACOs

ACOsPolicy researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are among those leading a public conversation about how pediatric hospitals and health systems can address social factors affecting health within ACO structures.

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Jul 28 2015

Young Adults Find Selecting Health Insurance Plans Confusing

health insuranceWhile young adults are essential to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the process of applying for health insurance using HealthCare.gov can be confusing.

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