Author Archives: Ignatius Bau

Grantmakers in Health: Healing All Sons & Brothers – Addressing Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Boys and Men of Color

Grantmakers in Health has published this issue focus on addressing the health, education, and employment needs of gay, bisexual, and transgender boys and men of color.  While several private and public funders have prioritized the needs of boys and men … Continue reading

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California School-Based Health Alliance: Making the Health Home Model Work for Boys and Young Men of Color

This policy brief from the California School-Based Health Alliance and the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network describes how health homes can provide improved health care and related services to boys and young men of color. The brief describes the disparities in … Continue reading

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Comments on Proposed Changes for Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS)

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is seeking comments on proposed changes to the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Clinician and Group Survey and the CAHPS Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) item set.  Additional technical details about … Continue reading

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Urban Institute: Characteristics of Those Affected by King v. Burwell

The Urban Institute has published this policy brief which analyzes the impact of a potential ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the pending King v. Burwell case that the federal health insurance exchange cannot offer federal tax credits to … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: 2015 Federal Poverty Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published the 2015 federal poverty guidelines used to determine income eligibility for many federal health and human services programs, including Medicaid.  The federal poverty guidelines also are used to determine eligibility … Continue reading

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: 89 New Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations

On December 22, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced 89 new Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that begin operations on January 1, 2015, bringing the total number of active Medicare ACOs to 405, … Continue reading

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Presidential Memorandum: Creating Welcoming Communities and Fully Integrating Immigrants

This is the text of the November 21, 2014 Presidential Memorandum outlining executive actions that include establishing a White House Task Force on New Americans.  The Task Force has 120 days to submit an Integration Plan to the President with recommendations for … Continue reading

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Policies to Support Visas and Citizenship

As part of the series of executive actions initiated by President Barack Obama in November 2014, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson directed the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to work with the Department of State to streamline processing for employment-based … Continue reading

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Presidential Memorandum: Modernizing and Streamlining the U.S. Immigrant Visa System

This Presidential Memorandum issued on November 21, 2014 as part of President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration policy directs the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Director … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Executive Actions on Immigration Enforcement

In November 2014, President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions related to immigration policy.  Among the most important of the executive actions are new guidelines on immigration enforcement and the termination of the Secure Communities program. In this … Continue reading

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