Delay access to health information you need now? Pause efforts to ensure that an emergency room can get your medical data from your doctor immediately, if the need arises? Patients and consumers say no.
Big changes are taking place in our health care system — and it’s about time. While some innovations have been occurring in limited areas around the country, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is making bigger, bolder transformation of the health care system more of a reality.
Today, I had the honor of testifying before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on a topic of critical importance to our nation’s workers: employer wellness programs.
Those of us who work in the health IT world spend our days analyzing policies, creating advocacy strategies, and talking about meaningful use criteria, quality improvement, and care coordination till we're blue in the face. But how does that play out when we leave the office? More often than not, we bring our work home.
How does race and ethnicity intersect with other identities (including sex, gender identity, etc.) in ways that compound barriers to health care and lead to health disparities?
With a little over a week for the Congressional super committee to complete its work, we must raise our voices to ensure Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are protected in the final deficit reduction package.
"Shared sacrifices." "Tough decisions." "Everything is on the table." This is the rhetoric being used to describe the Super Committee's daunting task of reducing the national deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next ten years.
The deadline for the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (The Super-Committee) to reach an agreement is fast approaching.
The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), as the only national organization advocating for reproductive justice and health for millions of Latinas, their families and their communities, strongly urges the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or "Supercommittee" to reexamine their logic when considering cuts or reforms to Medicaid in order to achieve deficit reduction.
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