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'Phantom' provider lists limit Medicaid mental health care access, study finds

Healthcare Dive

The Health Affairs research showed that inaccurate provider directories may create a barrier to treatment for a population that needs it most.

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Gas ‘N Healthcare – How Transportation Links to Health Care Access and Financial Health

Health Populi

When it comes to health consumers home economics, it’s déjà vu all over again, and again, and again… The post Gas ‘N Healthcare – How Transportation Links to Health Care Access and Financial Health appeared first on


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Health Care Access on the Line — Audio-Only Visits and Digitally Inclusive Care


Action is needed to ensure that the digital health revolution helps bring about a more equitable care delivery system. Audio-only visits could be a stepping stone to digitally inclusive health care.

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Health Policy Pride: An Overview of Private Coverage Issues Impacting the LGBTQ+ Community

Center for Health Insurance Reform

Each June, Pride is an opportunity to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and honor the ongoing struggle for LGBTQ+ rights—including in health care access. Happy Pride Month from CHIR!

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Bridging the Therapeutic Divide: Age and Disability Discrimination in Tech-Based Health Settings

Bill of Health

The tendency to exclude older adults in the design process of technology is accelerating gaps in health care access and quality of life. The support systems that are available online are more difficult and frustrating to use for older adults.

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New Transparency Requirements for Skilled Nursing Facilities in California

C&M Health Law

On July 21, 2023, the Department of Health Care Access and Information of the California Health and Human Services Agency released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (the “Proposed Rule”) with regulations that would implement new financial and ownership transparency requirements for skilled nursing facilities (“SNFs”) in California.

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Patients, Nurses and Doctors Blame Health Insurers for Increasing Costs and Barriers to Care

Health Populi

Most patients have experienced at least one health insurance related barrier in the past two years, and 4 in 10 of those people said their health got worse as a result of that care-barrier.