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December 14, 2018

Friday Five: More U.S. children lack health insurance for the first time in a decade

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about rising numbers of children without health insurance, funding for Section 1332 waivers, government technology improvements, apprenticeship programs, and healthcare spending.

April 27, 2018

Friday Five: Potential changes to health insurance and SNAP requirements, opioid treatment, value-based care, & AI’s impact on health care

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about short-term health insurance, SNAP work requirements, opioid treatment, value-based care, and the potential impact of artificial intelligence on health care.

April 19, 2018

The Need for Pharmacy Health Literacy in the Opioid Crisis

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Opioids have become the new supervillain. With the rising number of drug overdose deaths in the United States, prescription opioid misuse has resulted in a public health crisis. The opioid epidemic is having a profound impact on our nation’s health – touching every facet of our society including education, business, health care, housing, family/social support, sports, law enforcement and culture.

February 23, 2018

Friday Five – February 23, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about HHS Secretary Alex Azar’s thoughts on experimentation with health care systems, state innovations in Medicaid, President Trump’s proposed rule for health insurance and the effects of Medicaid work requirements.

October 26, 2017

Maintaining Consumer Health Confidence in the Face of Changes

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It’s October, which means we once again celebrate Health Literacy Month, a time for organizations to promote the importance of clear, understandable health information. It’s also open enrollment season, with Medicare’s open enrollment running October 15 through December 7, the Federal Marketplace’s open enrollment starting up soon on November 1 and going through December 15, and many states holding their exchange open enrollment periods around the same time.

October 20, 2017

Friday Five – October 20, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about a bipartisan deal on the Affordable Care Act, how Puerto Rico serves as an example of Medicaid block grant funding, and changes pending for Medicaid recipients in Arkansas and Pennsylvania. 

September 29, 2017

Friday Five - September 29, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading how Medicaid sustains many facets of the health system, the latest health care efforts in the Senate, and a new study that connects SNAP benefits to lower healthcare spending. 

June 01, 2017

Improving Program Effectiveness and Consumer Experience Through Digital Solutions

Similar to the consumer world, citizens are expecting government services to be delivered in Digital Channels, allowing them to access those services at the time and method that works best with their schedule. By building services in the Online, Mobile, Text and Social Media channels, government agencies can maximize their reach to the citizens they are trying to serve.

April 05, 2017

Now what? Long-Term Care after the American Health Care Act

The administration has signaled a three-pronged strategy for overhauling health care in America. First, repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with new legislation. Second, implement aggressive regulatory actions by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Third, advance specific pieces of new legislation that have bipartisan support.

While the initial replacement legislation, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), was pulled from a vote in the House, leaders are now shifting to HHS and regulatory actions in an effort to advance their policy interests.

March 07, 2017

In Conversations About Health Care in America, Health Literacy Must Remain in the Discussion

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As the new administration determines its approach for providing health insurance coverage for Americans, two things are clear: a disproportionate number continue to be lost in the health care system and the need for clear communication about health insurance persists. Research shows that many consumers lack a basic understanding of how the system works, what their options are, and how to get and use their benefits.

November 02, 2016

Open Enrollment: Find the health insurance that’s right for you

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If you want to buy individual or family health insurance, your chance to sign up for coverage takes place during a certain time of year called open enrollment. Some people can get coverage outside of open enrollment if they have a qualifying life event, such as getting married or having a baby.

October 31, 2016

A Quick Guide to Health Insurance

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Through our work at the MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy, we know that health insurance continues to be a challenge for many consumers. To help bridge the knowledge gap so consumers can make informed health decisions, we must increase health insurance literacy.

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