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KFF Health News covers the health issues facing people who live in America’s rural reaches.

End of Internet Subsidy Leaves Millions Facing Telehealth Disconnect

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When the clock struck midnight on May 31, more than 23 million low-income households were dropped from a federal internet subsidy program that for years had helped them get connected. The Affordable Connectivity Program was created in 2021, in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic, to help people plug into jobs, schools and health care by reducing their internet […]

California Pays Meth Users To Get Sober

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California’s Medicaid program is testing a novel approach for people addicted to methamphetamine, cocaine, and other stimulants. For every clean urine test, they can earn money — up to $599 a year.

California’s $12 Billion Medicaid Makeover Banks on Nonprofits’ Buy-In

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California’s Medicaid program is relying heavily on community groups to deliver new social services to vulnerable patients, such as security deposits for homeless people and air purifiers for asthma patients. But many of these nonprofits face staffing and billing challenges and haven’t been able to deliver services effectively.