Tracking health policy trends in Texas

EHF’s Shao-Chee Sim looks at the Foundation’s polling data over the past three years that includes Texans’ views on Medicaid expansion, Texans’ support for increased state government spending on health care, and Texans’ view on whether state government is doing enough to make sure vulnerable populations are getting the health care they need.

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New report: Work by Texas clinics to address community-wide health needs offers model for Medicaid managed care

Efforts by Texas clinics to reduce chronic disease like obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure by addressing community conditions outside the doctor’s office could provide a practical model to address social determinants of health affecting Medicaid beneficiaries. That’s according to a new report by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University examining policies that can spur community health improvement efforts within Medicaid managed care.

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