Loss of abortion rights will further fragment our health care system, which is already failing U.S. women — they are more likely to die of preventable causes than women in other high-income countries.
Citing the coronavirus pandemic’s high death toll and other grim U.S. health
indicators, the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a National Public Health
System issues recommendations for action to be led by Department of Health
and Human Services and Congress
A strong public health system should protect all Americans and advance health equity.
Before a summer break, this episode of The Dose highlights the work of a few of the experts who have appeared on the podcast this season.
New Scorecard Ranks State Health Systems and COVID-19 Response; Finds Unprecedented Rise in Preventable Deaths Nationwide
States with Weaker Health Systems Bore the Brunt of the Pandemic; Strengthening States’ Care Delivery and Insurance Coverage Critical for Confronting Future Crises
The 2022 Scorecard on State Health System Performance identifies a range of health care system deficiencies, and how they have been exacerbated by the pandemic.
Medicaid reimbursement policy is a racial justice issue: low payment rates reduce access to quality care and contribute to poor health outcomes for Medicaid patients, many of whom are people of color.
Medicare and Medicaid can promote health equity through health care payment and delivery system reform.
Disparities in the Use of New Diabetes Medications: Widening Treatment Inequality by Race and Insurance Coverage
Newer diabetes medications are more effective and have fewer side effects but are less accessible to Black and Latinx patients and those without private insurance.
Improving Race and Ethnicity Data Collection: A First Step to Furthering Health Equity Through the State-Based Marketplaces
State-based ACA marketplaces could play a role in advancing health equity; a first step is improving collection of enrollees’ race and ethnicity data.