The Funders Forum on Accountable Health at George Washington University (GW) has spearheaded the process of developing a common framework for assessing accountable communities for health. Jeffrey Levi, the forum’s principal investigator, is the lead author of blog about the process published in Health Affairs.
How Embedding Attorneys in Health Systems Can Help Patients and Underserved Communities
There are now more than 330 medical-legal partnerships across the U.S. Health systems are embedding attorneys in health systems to help individual patients and underserved communities, says Joel Teitelbaum, JD, LLM in an interview with U.S. News & World Report.
Blog: The New District of Columbia Policy to Protect Insurance Coverage
The District of Columbia recently took an important step to protect health insurance coverage by creating a District-specific health insurance requirement. This is in response to the unexpected termination of the federal health insurance requirement, which Congress narrowly passed last December. The Affordable Care Act had required that federal taxpayers, except some with low incomes, to have health insurance or pay a federal income tax penalty. The underlying logic was that this would incentivize more people to get coverage and prevent insurance premiums from rising for the great majori
New Research Sheds Light on Health Disparities
Five recent publications by Thomas LaVeist, PhD, offer new insights into equity and health, a topic for which he is known as a national and global leader.
Blog: Will the Courts Do What Congress Did Not? Unpacking the Latest Assault on the Affordable Care Act
Last year the legislative effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed, and it seemed that the ACA’s most important protection – non-discriminatory access to health insurance for people with pre-existing health conditions – was saved. Now Americans once again are facing an existential threat to this most basic guarantee. The cause: a lawsuit filed in February, 2018, by 20 states to overturn the ACA in its entirety as an unconstitutional act