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

NEJM

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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A Brief Political Economy of Hype

Bill of Health

Psychedelic startups and media coverage have followed an influx of Venture Capital, carried on by quasi-religious evangelists who claim that their products will lead the way to the future, offering low-cost private-sector solutions to the vast problems of contemporary society, while seeking to undermine public health care access and employment.

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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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Headway Expands Nationwide, Connecting Mental Health Patients with Care in All 50 States

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Headway , a tech-enabled network of mental health providers, has achieved a major milestone: it is now serving patients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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People With Medical Debt Are Much More Likely to Be in Financial Distress in America

Health Populi

.” Here we see that among people who have health insurance in the U.S., 55% of those with medical debt have had at least one limiting behavior due to cost — such as not going to the doctor for necessary care, skipping a test or treatment recommended by a doctor, or not filling a drug prescribed by a clinicians.

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Massachusetts governor signs law safeguarding telehealth coverage

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"This legislation continues to advance our shared goal of transforming mental health care access and delivery in Massachusetts," said Sen. "This legislation will do so much good, but particularly it will expand mental health care access for rural residents, people of color, working families, and young people."

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