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Video: Let’s Talk About Health Equity

It will take many diverse voices to achieve equal health outcomes and access to quality care for all people in the United States, so five Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans convened a group of experts to explore barriers and opportunities in addressing social determinants of health.

5 Things to Read on Improving Health

Everything from how to eat healthy on a budget to the negative effects of overuse of antibiotics can be found in this week’s roundup of reads on health improvement.

With Affordability Cures, an Investment in Lasting Change

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas launched the $1.5 billion endeavor called Affordability Cures because the burden of paying for coverage and care is too often at odds with health and financial security.

5 Things to Read on Improving Health

This week’s reads on improving health cover new treatment guidelines for stroke, perspective on the value of preventive health services and more.

5 Things We’re Reading on Health Care Access

This week's reads on health care access explore why some mothers are more likely to suffer complications during childbirth, dwindling funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program and why more patients don't use telehealth services.

Putting a Price Tag on Care

Patients often unknowingly choose higher-cost treatments and care settings that deliver no additional value. Sometimes they get tests and treatments they may not need at all.

5 Things We’re Reading on Health Care Costs

Read how big trends in health care are driving up costs, how relatively inexpensive but common services add up to huge amounts of wasteful spending, and more in our roundup of insights from other sources.

5 Things We’re Reading on Improving Health

Discover why word choice matters when a diagnosis is made, which nation’s health care system reigns supreme (in the eyes of five policy experts), how the opioid epidemic is affecting life expectancy in the U.S., and more.

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