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From AIS Health: With Equity a Hot Topic, Blues Plans Target Health...
Reprinted with AIS Health permission from the April 23, 2021 issue of Health Plan Weekly Spurred in part by the harsh spotlight that the COVID-19 pandemic has shone on health equity issues, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) on April 20 unveiled a vast, ambitious ...

How They Did It: DiverseVC Podcast with CEO Abner Mason
Episodes 49 & 50 with special guest ConsejoSano CEO Abner Mason: Episode 49 (Part 1) is available on Apple Podcast or Spotify. Episode 50 (Part 2) is available on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.      

From AIS Health: Federal Report on HIP 2.0 Offers Lessons for Holdo...
Reprinted with AIS Health permission from the April 15, 2021, issue of RADAR on Medicare Advantage As holdout states consider whether to accept the Biden administration’s offer of enhanced federal funding to expand Medicaid, a recent evaluation report on Indiana’s conservativ ...

From AIS Health: With New Subsidies, Holdout States May Expand Medi...
Reprinted with AIS Health permission from the April 9, 2021 issue of Health Plan Weekly With the passage of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), states that haven’t expanded Medicaid have an extra reason to do so: the COVID-19 relief bill offers financial incentives to states that ...

ConsejoSano Stands With Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander...

ConsejoSano Statement on Confirmation of Secretary Xavier Becerra
North Hollywood, CA (March 18, 2021) – Abner Mason, the founder and CEO of culture-specific patient engagement company ConsejoSano, issued the following statement today on the confirmation of Xavier Becerra as U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary: “We ...

DEI, The Safety Net, and Doing More
May 25th, 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we experienced a cataclysmic shift in social justice. Previously, we witnessed many failed attempts to give voice to the unheard, but that day was different. George Floyd’s murder gave us real perspective on what conversa ...

From AIS Health: What Can Insurers Expect From Brooks-LaSure at Hel...
Reprinted with AIS Health permission from the February 26, 2021 issue of Health Plan Weekly If Chiquita Brooks-LaSure is confirmed as the next CMS administrator, the managed care industry can expect to see a thoughtful and experienced leader helming an agency that wields vast ...

From AIS Health: States Might Not Fight Medicaid Work Requirement R...
Reprinted with AIS Health permission from the February 19, 2021, issue of Health Plan Weekly. In recent weeks, the Biden administration has begun the process of rescinding Trump-era waiver programs authorizing Medicaid work requirements. Experts say that the new administratio ...

From Health Plan Weekly: Executive Order Aims to Boost ACA Exchange...
Executive Order Aims to Boost ACA Exchanges, Medicaid Reprinted with AIS Health permission from the January 29, 2021 issue of Health Plan Weekly President Joe Biden on Jan. 28 launched his Affordable Care Act-centric health insurance agenda with an executive order that will r ...