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To Improve Health Equity, Healthcare Must Meet Mistrust and Misinfo...
Human beings all share a fundamental need for compassionate, high quality healthcare. But we don’t all speak the same language, receive information from the same sources, or place our trust in the same institutions. Healthcare leaders must address these realities if they want ...

From Health Plan Weekly: Census Data Underscores Plans’ Need to Div...
Census Data Underscores Plans’ Need to Diversify Engagement Reprinted with AIS Health permission from Health Plan Weekly, September 10, 2021 In mid-August, the U.S. Census Bureau released additional results from the 2020 Census that underscored just how diverse the country ha ...

From Health Plan Weekly: Judge Sides With Texas Over Biden in Medic...
Judge Sides With Texas Over Biden in Medicaid Waiver Fight Reprinted with AIS Health permission from Health Plan Weekly, August 27, 2021 Volume 31 | Number 34 A federal judge ruled on Aug. 20 that the Biden administration should not have cancelled Texas’ application for a Med ...

Building the Shared Language of Health Equity
In May, the American Medical Association (AMA) made waves by announcing a new commitment to racial equity in healthcare, guided by a three-year, five-point strategic plan whose initial steps involve reckoning with and apologizing for the role the association played in the per ...

From RADAR on Medicare Advantage: With New Comment Period, CMS Will...
With New Comment Period, CMS Will Reassess TennCare Cap Reprinted with AIS Health permission from the Aug. 19, 2021, issue of RADAR on Medicare Advantage As the Biden administration continues to dash states’ dreams of implementing Medicaid work requirements — most recently re ...

Press Release: ConsejoSano’s Abner Mason Selected for AMA Equ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ConsejoSano’s Abner Mason Selected for AMA Equity and Innovation Advisory Group L.A.-based health tech CEO’s appointment highlights importance of language, culture in health equity North Hollywood, CA – August 12, 2021 – Abner Mason, founder and CE ...

From AIS Health: Insulin Copay Laws Are Unlikely to Impact Insurer ...
  Insulin Copay Laws Are Unlikely to Impact Insurer Bottom Lines Reprinted with AIS Health permission from the July 30, 2021 issue of Health Plan Weekly Seven states have moved this year to cap out-of-pocket expenses for diabetic patients’ insulin, a trend that should help a ...

From AIS Health: Ruling Blocks Okla. MCO Program, But Fight May Not...
Ruling Blocks Okla. MCO Program, But Fight May Not Be Over Reprinted with AIS Health permission from the June 25, 2021 issue of Health Plan Weekly In Oklahoma, the most recent state to implement a Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, the state Supreme Court recen ...

From AIS Health: Moves to Block Medicaid Expansion May Spell Troubl...
Moves to Block Medicaid Expansion May Spell Trouble for MCOs Reprinted with AIS Health permission from the May 21, 2021 issue of Health Plan Weekly Across the country, conservative state officials are going further than ever to thwart Medicaid expansion, taking steps to rever ...

From AIS Health: Texas Weighs Medicaid Expansion After CMS Revokes ...
Reprinted with AIS Health permission from the April 23, 2021 issue of Health Plan Weekly CMS on Apr. 16 revoked an eleventh-hour Section 1115 waiver the Trump administration had granted to Texas, which makes the shape of the second-most populous state’s Medicaid program after ...