AHA video encourages young adults to enroll in health coverage

AHA News

With open enrollment in the 2017 Health Insurance Marketplaces starting Nov. 1, a new AHA video highlights the importance of health insurance for young people. Hospitals are invited to share the video with their communities by displaying it in high traffic areas, on their websites and through social media... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Enrollment, Coverage

Community Behavioral Health Community Extends Beyond Traditional Health Care Space


Hospitals and health systems are going above and beyond to address and treat the myriad behavioral health concerns in their communities.  To highlight and honor the dedicated women and men who care for and keep our communities health during Mental Health Month, the AHA sat down with members of the Sanpete... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community benefit, Community health, Community Connections, Coverage, Mental health, Behavioral health, care coordination

Mega Insurance Deals Not Good for Consumers


The recently announced mega deals in the insurance industry will lead to further consolidation of an already highly concentrated health insurance market and will not benefit consumers says an opinion piece in Law360. The column, authored by former policy director of the Bureau of Competition at the... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: acquisitions, mergers, Coverage, access, price, clinical integration, care coordination, antitrust

Report highlights disparities in behavioral health, treatment

AHA News Now

Adults who are poor or lack health insurance are more likely to report serious mental illness and thoughts of suicide than other adults, according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration showing population-based variations in behavioral health. Uninsured adults... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: socioeconomic status, population health, Community health, Coverage, Behavioral health

Building the Future Together


What does it mean to be a hospital in a rapidly transforming health care environment?  As hospitals move from fee-for-service to value-based payment models, they increasingly are focusing on improving quality, providing better coordinated care and working to achieve good health in the communities they... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Coverage, Redefining the H, access

Keeping Up With Consumers


The ways in which people are choosing to gain access to health care are changing radically – and many hospitals are on the vanguard. A flu shot at the local pharmacy once seemed novel, but it was just the beginning. Telehealth, other retail options and price transparency are just some of the possibilities... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections, Coverage

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