Urea cycle disorders (UCDs) are genetic diseases that affect metabolism, and treatment requires either a liver transplant or medical management with a combination of drugs, low-protein diets, and medical foods such as metabolic formula and amino acid supplements. Insurance coverage of medical foods varies, though, and many families with UCD-affected children face high out-of-pocket costs for the diets their children need to manage their conditions and grow.
Community Health Centers Would Suffer under Federal Block Grants or Per-Capita Caps for Medicaid
Community health centers are an essential source of care for people in every state, including millions of those with Medicaid coverage. A new study estimates the magnitude of impacts on health centers if Congress were to pass proposals like those it recently considered to change how the federal government allocates money to state Medicaid programs: block grants and per-capita caps.
Noted Public Health Researchers File Brief in Support of Kentucky Medicaid Work Challenge
Report Documents Importance of Community Health Centers for Underserved Communities
A new report documents the increasingly visible role that community health centers are playing in the maturing, post-Affordable Care Act (ACA) health care market. Issued by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, the report was published in partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation.