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For the first time, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is considering adopting standardized measures to assess social needs like housing, food, and income.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - November 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rachel Nuzum, Corinne Lewis, Debbie I. Chang Source Type: blogs

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Consumers seeking health care coverage for the first time will find marketplaces with more affordable health plans, options, time to enroll, and guidance.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - November 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sara R. Collins Source Type: blogs

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Leveraging the trust that parents place in their pediatricians will be key to vaccinating young children against COVID-19 when they become eligible.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - October 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Julie Rosenberg, Rebecca Weintraub, Corinne Lewis, Eric C. Schneider, Laurie Zephyrin Source Type: blogs

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Health equity starts with reporting, collecting and acting on complete, accurate, and reliable data on race and ethnicity — but the U.S. does a poor job of this.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - October 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cara V. James, Barbara Lyons, Philip A. Saynisch, Sarah Hudson Scholle Source Type: blogs

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Next week, the Supreme Court will hear two challenges to S.B. 8, the Texas law that prohibits abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Timothy S. Jost, Katie Keith, Sara Rosenbaum Source Type: blogs

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Although employers may — and, in some cases, must — require workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, they need to comply with federal laws prohibiting discrimination, regulating health plans, and protecting privacy.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - October 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Timothy S. Jost Source Type: blogs

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The history of 1115 demonstration waivers to restrict retroactive Medicaid eligibility suggests states may be sidestepping the policy’s core purpose: helping people who become eligible for coverage because of an urgent care need.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - October 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sara Rosenbaum Source Type: blogs

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Congress and the Food and Drug Administration should act to protect an important pathway for timely approval of cheaper generic versions of brand-name drugs.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - October 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bryan Walsh Source Type: blogs

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Licensed Medicare agents, or brokers, can help beneficiaries choose the right coverage, but financial incentives also can influence which plans they highlight.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Riaz Ali Source Type: blogs

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Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - October 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David Blumenthal, Mark Miller, Lovisa Gustafsson Source Type: blogs

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As rising drug prices continue to be a top concern for Americans, policymakers are considering a different route to lowering costs: reining in patent abuses.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - October 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kristi Martin Source Type: blogs

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What would happen if states accelerated the pace of COVID-19 vaccination by 50 percent?        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - October 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Eric C. Schneider, Arnav Shah, Pratha Sah, Alison Galvani, Seyed M. Moghadas Source Type: blogs

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High prescription drug prices in the United States make it difficult for many older Americans to afford the medications they need.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - October 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Christina Ramsay, Reginald D. Williams II Source Type: blogs

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Audited financial statements are the gold standard of health system financial data. Still, they remain an untapped resource that policymakers could use on a range of issues.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Robert A. Berenson, Nancy M. Kane Source Type: blogs

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Millions of Medicaid enrollees risk losing their coverage when the COVID-19 public health emergency ends. What can be done to minimize this risk?        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - September 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kinda Serafi, Cindy Mann, Nina V. Punukollu Source Type: blogs