State Health Policy Blog

By Catherine Hess July 2012 As the National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) recent webinars The Future of CHIP and Children’s Coverage and Keeping a Focus on Children in Health Care Reform conveyed, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes boosts for children’s coverage but raises myriad questions and issues.  The country has achieved tremendous […]

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    Utah’s Eligibility System Leaps into the 21st Century

    By Nicole Dunifon July 2012 This blog post was originally published on State Refor(u)m’s Sate of Implementation Blog Many states are seizing the opportunity to draw down a 90 percent federal matching rate to design and develop new and upgraded Medicaid eligibility systems to support seamless enrollment. To secure the 90 percent match, states must […]

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    Building a statewide support system to transform primary care

    By Jill Rosenthal June 2012 North Carolina’s success in developing a statewide infrastructure that supports a robust primary care system has resulted in better health outcomes, lower cost, and a new way of organizing and improving health in the state.  This success is due largely to its ability to synchronize and align initiatives within the […]

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    Taking it to the Max: Eight States Improving Enrollment and Retention in Medicaid and CHIP

    Sarabeth Zemel December 2011 This blog post was originally published on State Refor(u)m’s State of Implementation Blog. Earlier this month, eight states gathered in Washington, DC for an annual meeting of grantees of the Maximizing Enrollment program, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative directed by NASHP that aims to help states improve enrollment and retention […]

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    December 1, 2011 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, State Health Policy Blog

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    Fostering Productive Dialogue on Health Reform Implementation

    By Catherine Hess May 2011 This blog post was originally published on Health Affairs Grant Watch Blog Catherine Hess of the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) reports on how foundations are supporting efforts to foster dialogue between states and stakeholders during implementation of health reform. Facts, not ideology, should ground discussions was among the […]

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