by Treniese Polk, CHPRE staff member On August 17, 2012, Private First Class (PFC) Joshua Polk received orders that he and his unit were headed to Afghanistan; he knew that if he’d ever wanted to learn about leadership, discipline, focus, and teamwork now was his opportunity. For six months prior, Joshua and his unit trained [...]
Dr. Len Nichols, Director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, testified on July 30, 2013, before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget on “Containing Health Care Costs: Recent Progress and Remaining Challenges.” View video of meeting (forward to the 40-minute mark) Testimony Democratic coverage Republican coverage
Mason Selected to Evaluate CareFirst Medical Home Program Posted: March 10, 2013 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: March 12, 2013 at 12:03 pm By Michele McDonald George Mason University is part of an elite group to evaluate CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program, one of the largest in the nation, CareFirst announced on [...]
This months Health Affairs Issues focuses almost solely on transforming care delivery. Beginning with an assessment of primary care shortages, taking the current ratio’s and blowing them up on a grander scale, concluding that primary care shortages may be a thing of the past due to nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, and electronic communications. The issue continues, tackling [...]
Julie Appleby Reports for Kaiser – Governors Weigh Options on Health Insurance Exchanges On December 6, 2012, Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News Staff Writer posted an article outlining the options on health insurance exchange. Appleby deftly posses questions that we all ask regarding health insurance exchanges, and follows them up with solid, yet succinct answers. You [...]
Our monthly newsletter is here again. Check out our September issue for interesting events, articles, and information from the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics. Click here for an interactive PDF version of the CHPRE September Newsletter .
Medicaid Works: Citizens Lose when States Opt Out By Caryn Sever Beginning in 2014, every state will have the option to expand Medicaid coverage to any adult whose income is more than 133% below the poverty line (a little over $31,000 for a family of 4). At least 5 states, including [...]