Giving a Voice To Healthcare’s ‘Unacceptables’

By Indu Subaiya Humans are aspirational by nature. We dream big and invest tools that help us dream bigger. But we forget—sometimes willfully—that many of us are being left behind—because of racial, cultural or gender biases; poor access to connected technologies; or social stigmas associated with loneliness and sexual assault. But if working in healthcare…

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More Dumb Things Leaders Say About Health Policy

These days, legislative efforts to change US health care, especially to “reform and replace” the Affordable Care Act [ACA or “Obamacare”] seem to inspire displays of jaw dropping ignorance by political and sometimes business leaders on behalf of “reforming” health care.  We last posted examples on July 7, 2017.  Now there is a new game…

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Bringing Behavioral Health into Primary Care Settings

BY MARTHA WHITECOTTON         SPONSORED CONTENT The integration of behavioral health into the primary care setting has resulted in a number of benefits. Traditionally, behavioral health and medical health operated separately, but in recent years, the integration of these two systems has improved access to care, ensured continuity of care, reduced stigma associated with seeking care…

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Facebook Live: What’s Happening With The Children’s Health Insurance Program?

KHN chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner and Bruce Lesley, a Capitol Hill veteran who heads First Focus, a bipartisan children’s health advocacy group, break down the current state of play on CHIP reauthorization and other congressional issues. For more in-depth conversations with KHN reporters, check out our Facebook video archive. KHN’s coverage of children’s health care issues…

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Patient-Centered Care Starts With Patient-Provider Communication

Improving communication between patients and their providers is crucial to reforming the health care system to better meet patients’ needs and improve patient outcomes. Strategies such as shared decision making and patient-centered medical homes, which encourage patients to play an active role in their health care and rely on strong patient-provider relationships, are founded on…

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