Medicaid Work Requirements

Medicaid Work Requirements Compromise Access to Healthcare

The COVID-19 public health emergency has ended, and with it has ended the continuous enrollment provision in Medicaid programs. Additionally, “able-bodied adults with no dependents” (ABAWDs) enrolled in Medicaid are included in the debt-ceiling negotiations that are ongoing in Washington. Along with Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and …

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prescribing opioids

Prescribing Opioids: Guidelines Create Access Barriers for Chronic Pain Patients

In 2019, more than 20% of U.S. adults reported having chronic pain—22% of them were on prescription opioids for pain management. However, the growing opioid crisis in the country led several agencies, including insurance companies, to institute guardrails such as checks on prescription drug monitoring programs and limits on the …

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Medical Nutrition Equity

A Mother’s Anxiety Over Her Child’s Nutritional Needs: the Medical Nutrition Equity Act

Kala Mcwain’s three-year-old son, Braxton, was diagnosed with phenylketonuria (PKU) at birth.   Ever since, she is constantly worried about ensuring he gets the right kind of low-protein medical foods and metabolic formulas. In parallel, she is a very vocal and active advocate for implementation of insurance coverage—both public and …

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long covid

Epstein-Barr Virus Reactivation May Lead to Long-Covid

About one-third of patients who get infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus are susceptible to long-term symptoms of the resulting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after their acute symptoms have subsided. Long-COVID diagnosis and management has remained a struggle, but researchers are finding new data that can help identify the right treatment …

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