• Posted on March 4th, 2009

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    Blacks Disproportionately Admitted To High-Mortality Hospitals

    Our colleague Steve Hitov at NHeLP alerted us to this important article in the journal Health Affairs. The article concludes that “Black Medicare beneficiaries used high-mortality hospitals more often than their white peers, despite their geographic proximity to lower-mortality hospitals.” Mr. Hitov has this to say about the article: “An appalling, but timely, reminder that [...]

  • Posted on February 23rd, 2009

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    Presentations available from OMO Testimony at IOM

    OMO Testimony at IOM Public Workshop

    Deeana Jang from the Asian & Pacific Islander Health Forum testified on behalf of the OMO Health Data Task Force (HDTF) at a public workshop hosted by the Institute of Medicine’s Subcommittee on Standardized Collection of Race/Ethnicity Data for Healthcare Quality Improvement and Committee on Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports.

    HDTF members Mara Youdelman from the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) and Kalahn Taylor-Clark from the Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform at the Brookings Institute also testified on behalf of their respective organizations.

    Also available for download are the powerpoint presentations.

  • Posted on February 6th, 2009

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    Obama Considers Unhealthy Nomination for HHS

    From our friends at NHeLP: Word is that the administration is considering TN governor Phil Bredesen for the Secretary of HHS, now that Tom Daschle has withdrawn his name.  It is hard to overstate what a terrible choice this would be for everyone, but especially for anyone who cares at all about Medicaid, which Gov. [...]