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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.

CMS renews key Medicaid waivers in New York and Arkansas

CMS renews key Medicaid waivers in New York and Arkansas

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 12, 2016

New York's waiver allows the state to have most of its Medicaid population in managed care, while the Arkansas waiver includes cost-sharing provisions for those between 100% and 138% of the federal poverty level.

Q&A: AHRQ Director Dr. Andy Bindman on shaping quality, safety

Q&A: AHRQ Director Dr. Andy Bindman on shaping quality, safety

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 19, 2016

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is quietly fueling research that's shaping the fundamentals of healthcare. Modern Healthcare spoke with AHRQ Director Dr. Andy Bindman about the agency's work, its influence, and the perks and perils of running a little-known federal agency.

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