Weekly Messages From MHA

Weekly Message From MHA

  • Undaunted by Threat to ACA

    December 17, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    By now you know that a federal district court judge in Texas ruled Friday that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) was rendered unconstitutional when Congress eliminated the individual mandate penalty in last year’s tax act.
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  • Spotlight on Innovation

    December 10, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    Maryland’s hospitals work every day to coordinate care across service domains, to build efficiencies, to raise up quality and patient safety, to eliminate health disparities in your communities, and much more.
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  • Synergies Between Health and Education

    December 03, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    A child who misses school due to a parent’s inability to get her to the doctor may fall behind in learning. A hungry child cannot pay full attention in his class. And the effects of insecure housing or at-home trauma most definitely spill over into school performance. The evidence is clear. There is a direct two-way link between children’s health and educational attainment, from pre-K through high school and beyond.
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  • Giving Thanks

    November 26, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    Thanksgiving is, of course, a time to reflect on what we all are thankful for – family, friends, our health, meaningful work, and more. This year, as I gathered with my family, I was mindful – and thankful – that there are so many hard working doctors, nurses, and other caregivers in our hospitals and medical centers day and night – including holidays – to ensure that every Marylander who needs care can get it.
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  • Support 340B Programs for Vulnerable Populations

    November 19, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    Caring for the most vulnerable among us is at the heart of our mission each day in Maryland’s hospitals. The federal 340B drug pricing program supports that mission by allowing about half of our hospitals to purchase outpatient drugs at discounted rates. Hospitals can reinvest savings to reduce avoidable utilization and improve outcomes for our patients.
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  • New Faces, New Opportunities

    November 12, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    Last Tuesday’s midterm elections have shaken up the political landscape – both nationally and here in Maryland. At the federal level, Democrats regained control of the United States House of Representatives for the first time in almost a decade, with health care at the top of the Democratic congressional campaign platform this year.
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