Healthcare Spotlight

WHAT’S IN THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED FY 2015 BUDGET FOR HEALTH CARE?


Overview of the FY 2015 Budget for Health Care  The mayor’s proposed fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget for health care — which includes the Department of Health, the Department of Health Care Finance, and the Department of Behavioral Health — totals $3.5 billion in local and federal funding. This represents a 6 percent increase from […]


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Statement of Ed Lazere, Executive Director, In Support of the Unified Insurance Market Under the DC Health Benefits Exchange


The DC Health Benefits Exchange Board’s decision to move to a unified health insurance market for all small business and individual health insurance plans — with a two-year transition period — is an opportunity to make quality and affordable health insurance accessible to all District residents. The DC Exchange will provide an online portal where […]


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The District has two main programs for health: DC’s Medicaid program and the DC Healthcare Alliance program. The District has expanded Medicaid eligibility and services beyond the minimum federal requirements, and serves one out of three residents.  The DC Healthcare Alliance program started in 2001 when DC General Hospital closed and offers healthcare services for  14,500 persons who are uninsured and not eligible for Medicaid or Medicare.The District of Columbia’s Medicaid ProgramThe District of Columbia’s Health Alliance Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CareFirst Has an Obligation to Invest $56 Million in the Health of DC Residents