A Conversation: Unpacking Promising Food is Medicine Interventions & Supportive Policies
Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy
by Renee Gross, JD
11M ago
By Pam Schwartz, interviewed by Renee Gross As we move from a pandemic to an endemic, the hardships caused by food insecurity persist in our country. Over 29 million adults and 12 million children struggled to afford food in 2021. This issue disproportionately impacts minority populations with roughly 8.7 million Black and Latinx children living in food insecure households.  Federal policies included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the American Rescue Plan were critical to supporting food assistance programs by providing billions of dollars in aid to help address ..read more
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Drug policy 101: Kaiser Permanente’s Approach to Pharmaceutical Detailing
Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy
by Krysten Joyce, MPH
1y ago
As patients, providers, and health systems continue to grapple with unsustainably high drug prices in the United States, it is critical for policymakers to understand the potential solutions. This brief describes Kaiser Permanente’s approach to providing high-quality, unbiased information to prescribers. Drug Policy 101: Kaiser Permanente’s Approach to Drug Detailing Other papers in this series: Pay-for-delay FDA risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) Biosimilars Patents The state of the pharmaceutical evidence base The post Drug policy 101: Kaiser Permanente’s Approach to Pharmaceu ..read more
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At a Glance: Kaiser Permanente’s Participation in Georgia Families and Children’s Health Insurance Program
Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy
by Institute Staff
1y ago
Medicaid provides health coverage to eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements and is jointly funded by states and the federal government. Georgia’s Medicaid program is known as Georgia Families and Children’s Health Insurance Program. Kaiser Permanente’s participation in Medicaid is core to our mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. The following fact sheet provides detail ..read more
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How pharmaceutical marketing affects decisions about patient care
Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy
by Meghan Dinh
1y ago
As we search for ways to improve the value of prescription drugs and make them more affordable, pharmaceutical marketing poses a real challenge. Pharmaceutical marketing aims to shape perceptions about a drug’s benefits and harms, and this can significantly impact providers’ decisions about patient care. While many in health care recognize pharmaceutical sales representative visits (referred to as detailing), medical journal advertising, and direct-to-consumer advertising as pharmaceutical promotion, fewer people are aware of the many other marketing tactics used to bolster sales of pharmaceu ..read more
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Three Medicaid trends we’re watching in 2022
Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy
by benjamin.thrutchley@kp.org
1y ago
Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) have served as critical supports to children, pregnant women, parents, seniors, and individuals with disabilities – covering 80 million individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since February 2020, Medicaid enrollment has grown sharply to cover an additional 9.9 million individuals (a 13.9 percent increase). As we start a new year, the financial and emotional hardships of the pandemic remain with us. Medicaid and CHIP continue to play a significant role in helping our country rebuild toward a healthier future. With federal waivers an ..read more
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At a Glance: Kaiser Permanente’s Participation in Apple Health (Washington State)
Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy
by Institute Staff
1y ago
Medicaid provides health coverage to eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements and is jointly funded by states and the federal government. Washington’s Medicaid program is known as Apple Health. Kaiser Permanente’s participation in Medicaid is core to our mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. The following fact sheet provides details on our participation and performance in ..read more
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At a Glance: Kaiser Permanente’s Participation in Medi-Cal (California)
Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy
by Institute Staff
1y ago
Medicaid provides health coverage to eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements and is jointly funded by states and the federal government. California’s Medicaid program is known as Medi-Cal. Kaiser Permanente’s participation in Medicaid is core to our mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. The following fact sheet provides details on our participation and performance in the ..read more
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At a Glance: Kaiser Permanente’s Participation in Health First Colorado
Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy
by Institute Staff
1y ago
Medicaid provides health coverage to eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements and is jointly funded by states and the federal government. Colorado’s Medicaid program is known as Health First Colorado. Kaiser Permanente’s participation in Medicaid is core to our mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. The following fact sheet provides details on our participation and perform ..read more
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At a Glance: Kaiser Permanente’s Participation in QUEST Integration (Hawaii)
Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy
by Institute Staff
1y ago
Medicaid provides health coverage to eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements and is jointly funded by states and the federal government. Hawaii’s Medicaid program is known as QUEST Integration. Kaiser Permanente’s participation in Medicaid is core to our mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. The following fact sheet provides details on our participation and performance i ..read more
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At a Glance: Kaiser Permanente’s Participation in Oregon Health Plan
Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy
by Institute Staff
1y ago
Medicaid provides health coverage to eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements and is jointly funded by states and the federal government. Oregon’s Medicaid program is known as Oregon Health Plan. Kaiser Permanente’s participation in Medicaid is core to our mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. The following fact sheet provides details on our participation and performance ..read more
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