By Karen Davenport For the third time, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to effectuate the application of civil rights protections to the health care industry under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This proposedContinue Reading

By Christine Monahan and Jalisa Clark The affordability of diabetes care is a national issue. Even with insurance, diabetic patients can spend thousands of dollars on medication, supplies, and health services. These costs can present a particular burden on Black families. Black and Hispanic patients face disproportionally high hospitalizations andContinue Reading

More than 100,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2021 according to CDC estimates, a nearly 15 percent increase from 2020. Around three-quarters of overdose deaths were due to opioids. Opioid-related deaths have risen precipitously over the last decade. Yet we know that medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is effective at reducingContinue Reading

New health policy research topped CHIR’s list of beach reads this July. For the latest monthly research roundup, we reviewed studies on marketplace enrollees’ denied claims, how marketplace coverage has benefitted small business and self-employed workers, and out-of-pocket spending on insulin. Karen Pollitz, Matthew Rae, and Salem Mengistu, Claims DenialsContinue Reading