What We're Reading at REACH

December 17, 2013  |  Foundation News

Feature:  What We’re Reading at REACH

In our work, we come across a number of news items and reports related to the REACH Foundation’s funding priorities and strategic goals. “What we’re reading at REACH” is a collection of links to noteworthy articles that have caught our attention.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a press release on December 17, 2013, reporting that more than 25 million original Medicare beneficiaries received free preventive health services January through November 2013. Prior to passage of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare beneficiaries had to pay part of the cost for many preventive services. The CMS press release also provides a rundown on utilization of preventive services by state.

Read the press release

Use of preventive services by state

“One Week and Counting Until Dec. 23”:  Kaiser Health News posts summaries of news reports previewing news stories on the deadline to sign up for health insurance through the healthcare.gov marketplace in order to ensure coverage beginning January 1, 2014. 

Read the KHN coverage