Tag Archives: Medicaid

Health Reform Hits Main Street – Video

The following was shared on [CLAStalk-list] A well done and informative new animated video produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation was recently produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation.       The English version of the animated movie features narration by Cokie Roberts, ABC … Continue reading

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Healthy Roads Media — New Programs

The following was posted to several listservs by Mary Alice Gillispie, M.D.; Healthy Roads Media.   “Healthy Roads Media has several new free patient education resources.  There is now a Spanish version of Advance Directives in multiple formats.  There is also … Continue reading

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Rural Suicides Follow Medicaid Cuts

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog, as reported by Rural Assistance Center. ABC News article reports that suicide is on the increase in rural America–nowhere so much as in western mountain states like Idaho, Wyoming and New Mexico. … Continue reading

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CMS Launches Tools and Initiatives to Help Improve American Health Care Quality

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://ow.ly/60Isc The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new tool for patients and caregivers, and other enhanced initiatives, to empower consumers to make informed choices about their health care, … Continue reading

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Center for Health Literacy Conference

The following announcement comes from the Center for Health Literacy Conference website. https://www.plaintalkconf.com/ereg253970.cfm?pg=home The Center for Health Literacy in collaboration with the American Public Health Association presents its second annual conference: Plain Talk in Complex Times September 22-23, 2011 Arlington, … Continue reading

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Pop Quiz: Assessing Americans’ Familiarity with the Health Care Law

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://www.kff.org/healthreform/upload/8148.pdf Kaiser Family Foundation “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is coming up on a year old, but in the midst of continuing debate over the merits of the landmark health care overhaul, … Continue reading

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Health Care and the Uninsured

[posted on the BHIC Blog] http://www.kff.org/uninsured/ “The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has updated its resources on health coverage and the uninsured to reflect new data released in September by the U.S. Census Bureau, and to … Continue reading

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KaiserEDU.org Has a New Look

“KaiserEDU.org http://www.kaiseredu.org/ has been outfitted with a new look this semester. Sections dedicated to Students or Faculty now makes it easier to find the content and tools that are appropriate for each group. Topics like Health and Government and Delivery … Continue reading

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National Survey of Medicaid Guidelines for Health Literacy

There has been discussion on the HealthLiteracy Listserv, this week, regarding what are the state requirements for reading levels of health information materials.    The following resource was mentioned which reports the Medicaid standard for health literacy entitled National Survey of … Continue reading

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