A new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) adds to the growing evidence that some states' failure to expand Medicaid is leaving low income adults with unmet health needs. Based on U.S. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data, the report focuses on access to care for low-income adults in states that have and have not expanded access to Medicaid.
How Embedding Attorneys in Health Systems Can Help Patients and Underserved Communities
There are now more than 330 medical-legal partnerships across the U.S. Health systems are embedding attorneys in health systems to help individual patients and underserved communities, says Joel Teitelbaum, JD, LLM in an interview with U.S. News & World Report.
Systemic Supports Needed to Reinforce Opioid Legislation
The opioid legislation that President Trump is soon expected to sign into law has been widely hailed as a bipartisan success and a step forward for public health. But more needs to be done to ensure that the supports needed to improve people's health overall are in place, says Naomi Seiler, JD of the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.
GAO Report Details How State Medicaid Programs Cover Home and Community-based Care
As the U.S. population ages, the number of people needing long-term support services (LTSS) to help with routine daily activities has been growing and is expected to continue to increase. All state Medicaid programs finance coverage of LTSS. A new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office looks at how five states’ Medicaid programs are choosing to fund services to help beneficiaries with physical, cognitive, or other limitations to perform activities such as eating, dressing, and making meals in their homes or other community settings.