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Video: Supporting Health and Culture with the Crow Nation

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana provided balls, hoops and T-shirts to support an annual basketball tournament organized by the Crow Head Start program. The relationship revealed new opportunities to expand access to preventive health services.

5 Things to Read on Health Care Access

Our roundup includes needle exchanges, Medicaid work requirements, why some parents are pulling their children out of Medicaid, and a new legal debate over coverage for pre-existing conditions.

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 Health Care Access

This week’s five reads on health care access cover new ride-hailing partnerships to get patients to the doctor, the importance of access to dental care, and more.

5 Things to Read on Health Care Access

Some states plan to scale back transportation benefits for Medicaid beneficiaries, while others may adopt their own individual insurance mandates. Find these stories and more in this week’s five reads on health care access.

5 Things We’re Reading on Health Care Access

This week’s health care access reads cover a surprise enrollment surge in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, a community paramedicine program in Minnesota, how discrimination negatively affects the health of sickle cell disease patients, and more.

5 Things We’re Reading on Improving Health

This week’s five health-related reads cover the effects of excessive care, a new recommendation for parents bringing their kids to the pediatrician and a secondary outbreak closely linked with the opioid epidemic.

5 Things We’re Reading on Health Care Access

Learn about a new startup working to improve health equity in poor urban neighborhoods, who and what Medicaid covers, why experts are worried about this year’s open enrollment for marketplace plans, and more.

Why Equal Care May Yield Lower Costs

Addressing the social determinants of health is an important piece of reducing health inequality, but the conversation must also be part of the emerging efforts between payers and providers to control costs.

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