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Is mental illness more prevalent in our community, or are we getting better at recognizing the need for treatment? Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2012/07/08/2399870/make-sure-services-are-availabl...
Even though much of the Affordable Care Act does not go into effect until 2014, conservatives insist the bill is making things worse for Americans. But a new study shows that one implemented provision of the ACA is already providing millions of young Americans with health insurance.
Recent data provided by the nation’s largest health insurance companies reveals that a provision of the Affordable Care Act – or Obamacare – is bringing big numbers of the uninsured into the health care insurance system.
Can bonuses of $10,000 or more spur primary care doctors to cut expensive hospital admissions and emergency room visits without harming care?
We study the impact of our programs on the lives of our homeless families in a number of ways. We assess our influence on their self-sufficiency, getting a job, learning new coping skills, re-establishing a permanent home for their children, etc. We also measure whether their financial well-being improves by the time they leave the program.
What do agriculture, transportation and justice have to do with childhood asthma? More than you think.

HCF's Local Health Buzz Blog aims to discuss health and health policy issues that impact the uninsured and underserved in our service area. To submit a blog, please contact HCF Communications Officers, Jennifer Sykes, at jsykes@hcfgkc.org.

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Bridget McCandless

Bridget McCandless, MD, MBA, FACP, HCF President/CEO

Bridget McCandless is the President/CEO of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Specialist with an interest in chronic disease management and poverty medicine. She shares her thoughts and perspectives on health and policy issues that impact the health of the community as a whole.

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