What Other States Can Learn from Colorado’s Success with Free, Long-Acting Birth Control

In response to Colorado’s recent success reducing teen pregnancy by providing young women with long-acting birth control methods, JSI’s Yvonne Hamby and Ann Loeffler offer insight into how this success can be sustained and replicated throughout the nation.

King vs. Burwell Brings a Sigh of Relief, But Now it’s Back to Work!

Read JSI’s Rachel Tobey’s commentary on the Supreme Court’s landmark decision this week in King v. Burwell, which ruled that the Affordable Care Act does not prevent tax subsidies from going to help people buy health insurance in states that have not set up insurance exchanges under the health-care reform law.

Impassioned Community Establishes a Federally-Qualified Health Center in Wyoming, Increasing Care Access for Underserved  

A group of individuals in rural Wyoming made it their mission to increase access to care for the medically underserved by creating a Federally-qualified Health Center.

Creating the tool is not enough: Implementing and evaluating the Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions

High rates of avoidable Medicaid readmissions are a particular problem in safety net hospitals, which serve our nation’s most vulnerable, low-income populations. Hospital readmissions are frequent, costly, and can indicate poor quality of care. To date, most policies and best practice research have focused on reducing readmissions among the Medicare population, but recent studies indicate … Continue reading “Creating the tool is not enough: Implementing and evaluating the Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions”

Early Observations Show Safety-Net ACOs Hold Promise to Achieve the Triple Aim and Promote Health Equity

JSI expert staff offer five key observations regarding emerging safety-net Accountable Care Organizations and suggest broad policy implications.

ACA outreach and enrollment: Don’t be a grasshopper!

Although the annual open enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ended on March 31, 2014, there is no reason agencies should halt all efforts when it comes to outreach and enrollment.

As health reform increases patient choices, ensuring respectful patient care at Title X family planning clinics becomes more important than ever

A new video and toolkit may help clinics reach that goal.