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Prison health systems need better integration into the community

Prison health systems need better integration into the community

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 11, 2018

A new report calls for reforms in state prison health systems that include increasing partnerships between correction facilities and community healthcare providers in order to provide inmates continuity of care during their incarceration and beyond.

Disparities in healthcare access declined under ACA

By Maria Castellucci  |  July 28, 2017

Low-income people saw significant insurance coverage gains under the Affordable Care Act, tightening the wide gap in healthcare access among people of different socio-economic status.

Texas law provides Medicaid coverage of postpartum depression screening

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 16, 2017

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law Thursday that would allow new mothers on Medicaid to obtain screening for postpartum depression. The law is part of a larger effort to address the high maternal mortality rate that plagues Texas.

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