Data released Wednesday by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, or ACS CAN, indicates that most registered voters want their states to accept federal Medicaid funding, despite the danger of future state spending increases.
The 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act continued a number of federal rules to cut costs and improve quality of care — including the use of electronic health records.
The Health Resources and Services Administration announced Wednesday it is awarding $80 million for school-based health centers to improve access to primary, mental and oral health care for school-aged children.
In a new Institute of Medicine commentary out today, APHA's Dr. Georges Benjamin outlines how the Affordable Care Act presents many opportunities for transforming the delivery of essential public health services and for improving population health.
In a major move forward on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the administration released several proposed rules on Tuesday offering more guidance on essential health benefits, insurance reform and workplace wellness plans.
With an important deadline approaching, we asked APHA health policy analyst Vanessa Forsberg to explain some of the issues and challenges around the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchange and breakdown some of the complexities of the program for us.
“Bottom line — the fiscal cliff presents a major threat to the Prevention Fund and also to public health. A solution could be worse for us than sequestration.” That’s the directive from from Emily Holubowich, Executive Director of the Coalition for Health Funding, who described the all but certain future of public health as lawmakers on...
In a widely anticipated move Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services extended the deadline for states to submit plans for their health insurance exchanges, as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
For many uninsured Americans, Medicaid expansion is critical: States’ decisions have lifesaving impact
Health officials in Washington have been working to revamp and expand the state’s Medicaid program since passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. It is a complex undertaking, expected to bring more than 300,000 residents into the coverage fold.
While states across the country prepare for the insurance exchange provision to take effect in 2014, largely considered the linchpin of the Affordable Care Act, other important aspects of the health reform law continue to be implemented.
Nearly every day, the Mental Health Center of Western Maryland gets calls from people who need care but have no insurance and cannot afford to pay out of pocket.
A rising number of U.S. children were covered by public health insurance between 2008 and 2010, according to a report released yesterday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.