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DC Council to vote on controversial proposal for prison’s health services, April 14, 2015

DCPCA 2015 Health & Finance Leadership Summit, April 9, 2015

Mayor Bowser’s FY2016 Budget Proposal, April 2, 2015

Today’s Alert: Arlington, Montgomery counties top list of healthiest counties, March 26, 2015

Today’s Alert: NACHC Statement on Bipartisan House SGR Legislation, March 24, 2015

Today’s Alert: D.C. Council considers a $66M contract with Corizon Health, March 19, 2015

Today’s Alert: CHC’s Face Uncertain Future As Funding Cliff Looms, March 17, 2015

Special Enrollment Offered to Uninsured District Residents Facing IRS Tax Penalty, March 10, 2015

Volunteers Serve Vital Role for Poor, March 5, 2015

After five days with legal pot, D.C. poised to ban cannabis clubs, March 3, 2015

Bowser: Legal pot possession to take effect at midnight in the District, February 26, 2015

District of Columbia Confirms Second Case of Measles in 2015, February 24, 2015

Developmentally disabled to push for more Maryland funding, February 19, 2015

Snowed in? Here’s how to beat the winter blues, February 17, 2015

Test of Strength: Fitness Apps vs. Personal Trainers, February 12, 2015

District Awarded State Innovation Model Design Award Grant, February 10, 2015

D.C. health officials confirm year’s first case of measles, February 5, 2015

Metro TeenAIDS joins Whitman-Walker Health, February 3, 2015

Primary care and public health: A partnership to change America’s health, January 29, 2015

D.C. Council eyeing bill to limit copays for the most expensive drugs, January 27, 2015

Jeffrey Thompson sues D.C. for $80M, claims conspiracy in destroying Chartered Health Plan, January 22, 2015

What can $268 million do for healthcare in the D.C. area?, January 20, 2015

CareFirst excess reserves shouldn’t be seen as a free pot of money for the District, January 15, 2015

5 proposed D.C. health care laws worth watching, January 13, 2015

Getting mental health services can be hard, despite law requiring parity, January 8, 2015

Georgetown researchers: D.C. created stronger protections than most states under ACA, January 6, 2015

UMC’s savior: Howard, partner to take over hospital, December 23, 2014

Bowser appoints new senior officials for education, human services, December 18, 2014

Counting costs: New rule asks vending machine operators to post calorie data, December 16, 2014

ACA funding goes to Washington-area health clinics , December 11, 2014

DC-Based Hospitals Among 35 Nationally Recognized Treatment Centers Ready to Handle Ebola , December 04, 2014

Monuments and medicine: Why D.C. sees big bucks in medical tourism , December 02, 2014

Marion Barry’s Impact on Health Care Access in Washington, DC was Indelible, Officials Say,  November 25, 2014

HR Managers Say Few Employers Are Eliminating Health Care Coverage Next Year, November 20, 2014

More Affordable Care Act plans likely to exclude major hospitals in the future, November 18, 2014

More than 100 National Organizations Call on Congress to Fix the Primary Care Cliff in the Lame Duck Session, October 30, 2014

Case of viral meningitis reported at D.C. primary school, October 28, 2014

D.C. Health Link gets sued again.  This time, it’s because of Congress, October 21, 2014

District health officials to detail hospital preparedness for Ebola, October 16, 2014

Need help getting your insurer’s approval?  There’s apparently a D.C. ombudsman for that, October 14, 2014

District files response in ongoing legal challenge to D.C. Health Link tax, October 9, 2014

DCPCA’s Prevention EmpowerS ME Program featured in new DCTV series, October 7, 2014

District releases 2012 infant mortality report, launches Stronger2gether Initiative, October 2, 2014

The rise of the M.D./M.B.A. Degree, September 30, 2014

To prevent repeat hospitalizations, talk to patients, September 25, 2014

Mayor announces Stronger2gether Partnership in Aegis Health Security Clinton Global Initiative Infant Mortality Commitment, September 23, 2014

How United Medical Center caught CDC’s attention in launching national HIV campaign, September 18, 2014

HHS awards more than $295 million in Affordable Care Act funds to increase access to primary care at health centers, September 16, 2014

Children’s National makes big play for Walter Reed site, could reopen campus by 2015, September 11, 2014

Nurses at another D.C. hospital claim unsafe “understaffing”, September 9, 2014

Enrolling people in Obamacare who have no “concept of insurance”, September 4, 2014

A shave, a haircut, and a blood pressure test, September 2, 2014

MedStar and CVS/pharmacy announce partnership in D.C., Maryland, August 28, 2014

At a crossroads: The future of D.C. Health Link at stake, August 26, 2014

Health care data breaches have hit 30M patients and counting, August 21, 2014

This is how much it’s costing one D.C. health center to treat influx of “unaccompanied minors” from Central America, August 19, 2014

New data highlights the economic and community impact of community health center, August 14, 2014

Six months ago, D.C. busted companies billing Medicaid with forged prescriptions.  Here’s the backstory, August 12, 2014

AmeriHealth launches “I Am Healthy” campaign, August 7, 2014

District mayoral candidates prod each other on United Medical Center, August 5, 2014

6 states, D.C. extending Medicaid pay raise next year to primary care doctors, July 31, 2014

Serious patient safety questions raised in Maryland, D.C. hospitals.  So what’s the fix?, July 29, 2014

Primary care doctors benefit as insurers flock to offer incentives, open up valuable data, July 24, 2014

Metro Brief: CareFirst lowers 2015 health plan premiums for DC Health, July 22, 2014

DCPCA to partner with the George Washington University on latest CMS Innovation project, July 17, 2014

What’s the plan for Specialty Hospitals of Washington post-bankruptcy?, July 15, 2014

CareFirst revises some of its proposed insurance rates in D.C. for 2015, July 10, 2014

MedStar working to acquire Dupont Circle primary care office as part of outpatient expansion, July 8, 2014

Gray cites progress fighting HIV, other STDs, July 3, 2014

Verizon bets on telemedicine with new video-chat app for patients, July 1, 2014

D.C. program aims to reduce children’s ER visits, June 26, 2014

Funding cliff for community health centers will affect care for millions, June 24, 2014

District residents find long delays getting health insurance from private plans, June 19, 2014

Say what? Many patients struggling to learn the foreign language of health insurance, June 17, 2014

1 in 4 Americans living with diabetes don’t know, June 12, 2014

Northwest D.C.’s Mary’s Center uses happy hour to sell itself as “socially responsible” primary care choice, June 10, 2014

Special Report: Teen pregnancy in the District, June 5, 2015

Dimensions Healthcare: No layoffs planned for D.C.-area hospitals, June 3, 2014

Vincent Gray to D.C. Council: Give the money back for new United Medical Center, May 29, 2014

DHCF issues termination notices to six home health care agencies, May 27, 2014

How being poor makes you sick, May 22, 2014

Patients lose when doctors can’t do good physical exams, May 20, 2014

$22 million pegged for a new D.C. hospital redirected, May 15, 2014

At least 5,000 children in D.C. are not getting the mental health care they need, May 13, 2014

D.C. Council passes new tax on insurers to pay for city’s health insurance marketplace, May 8, 2014

Hospitals’ purchase of doctors leads to higher prices, spending, study finds, May 6, 2014

Medicare may raise payments to health clinics by $1.3 billion, May 1, 2014

No more extensions!! Chance to enroll in health insurance expires April 30th, April 29, 2014

The richer you are the older you’ll get, April 24, 2014

Hawaii and D.C. give residents two more weeks to sign up under Obamacare – April 17, 2014

Youth rally against tobacco industry, April 10, 2014

MedStar faces tensions with community clinics over primary-care expansion in District, April 8, 2014

Community health centers may provide services for those who remain uninsured, April 3, 2014

DC Health Link enrollment tops 40,000, April 1, 2014

Responding to higher demand, DC Health Link continues enrollment into mid-April, March 27, 2014

Latinos being left behind in health care overhaul?, March 25, 2014

What’s the difference between a “clinic” and a “health center”?, March 20, 2014

MedStar faces continued pushback in bid to open Skyland medical center, March 18, 2014

You might pay a lot more than $95 for skipping health insurance, March 13, 2014

Milken, Sumner give GWU $80 million for public health, March 11, 2014

Community of Hope brings affordable health care to Ward 8 residents , March 6, 2014

Mixing beer and health care: DC Health Link ramps up enrollment in final months, March 4, 2014

The D factor: How respect for dignity can make for better care, February 27, 2014

Docs oppose retail-based clinics for kids care, February 25, 2014

Do you check online doctor ratings?  1 in 4 consumers do, February 20, 2014

Experts increasingly contemplate end of smoking, February 18, 2014

CVS’s smart no-smoking strategy, February 6, 2014

How community health workers dramatically improve healthcare, February 4, 2014

State of the Union 2014: The search for a non-awkward Obamacare shout-out, January 28, 2014

Opinion:  It’s time our primary thought is primary care, January 23, 2014

Getting charged for “free” preventive care, February 21, 2014

Warning: ignore claims that 3.9 million people signed up for Medicaid, January 16, 2014

More than 20,000 people enrolled in health coverage through DC Health Link, January 14, 2014

Who defines “medical necessity”?, January 9, 2014

DCPCA’s eHealthDC initiative leads the nation in meaningful use achievement, January 7, 2014

Beneath health law’s botched rollout is basic benefit for millions of uninsured, January 2, 2014

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