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On April 18, a federal judge in Florida ended the public transportation mask mandate for the country, using a limited definition of the word “sanitation” to support her decision.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - April 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Timothy S. Jost Source Type: blogs

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The Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces will play a critical role in helping millions of people transition into new coverage once their Medicaid eligibility expires after the COVID-19 public health emergency ends.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - April 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sabrina Corlette, Maanasa Kona Source Type: blogs

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government took steps to help uninsured people get and stay covered, but those measures will expire at some point. What’s next?        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - April 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sara R. Collins Source Type: blogs

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As pharmacy benefit managers have come under scrutiny for their role in high drug prices, the industry is ripe for disruption by policymakers and new competitors.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - April 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bobby Clark, Marlene Sneha Puthiyath Source Type: blogs

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Social drivers of good health — from a safe and healthy living environment to nutritious food — lie outside of traditional medical care but contribute to health outcomes.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - April 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cindy Mann, Dori G. Reyneri Source Type: blogs

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An estimated 15 million Medicaid beneficiaries will lose their coverage in the first six months after states resume eligibility determinations once the COVID-19 public health emergency expires.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - April 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sara Rosenbaum, Erin Brantley, Rebecca Morris Source Type: blogs

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Fixing the Affordable Care Act’s “family glitch,” as the Biden administration has proposed, would reduce health insurance costs for an estimated 1 million people and cut the number of uninsured by about 200,000.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - April 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Timothy S. Jost Source Type: blogs

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This study finds that without the U.S. vaccination effort, there would have been 2.2 million additional COVID-19 deaths and 17 million more hospitalizations.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - April 8, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Eric C. Schneider, Arnav Shah, Pratha Sah, Thomas Vilches, Abhishek Pandey, Seyed M. Moghadas, Alison Galvani Source Type: blogs

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Oregon is seeking authority to deny Medicaid coverage for certain new, high-cost prescription drugs that have won accelerated approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - April 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Edwin Park Source Type: blogs

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Making health insurance enrollment easier does not appear to lead to adverse selection.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - April 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mark A. Hall, Michael J. McCue Source Type: blogs

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States looking to improve plan enrollment in their health insurance marketplaces and ensure people can get more comprehensive coverage may want to look to California for ideas.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - March 31, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rachel Schwab, Justin Giovannelli, Kevin Lucia Source Type: blogs

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Experts agreed that special needs plans have the potential to improve care for some of the highest-need beneficiaries.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - March 31, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sarah Klein, Martha Hostetter Source Type: blogs

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One of the defining features of the Medicare Advantage program is that it enables private plans to offer benefits that are not available in traditional Medicare        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - March 31, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martha Hostetter, Sarah Klein Source Type: blogs

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With federal health reforms stalled in Congress, a handful of states are pushing for modified versions of public health insurance options to provide consumers with more affordable coverage choices.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - March 30, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Christine Monahan, Justin Giovannelli, Kevin Lucia Source Type: blogs

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There is broad consensus that addressing economic and social drivers of health can improve health outcomes, so why are standardized measures of these needs largely absent from federal health care programs?        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - March 28, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Debbie I. Chang, Rachel Nuzum Source Type: blogs