Saving lives through health literacy & other research news from Kaiser Health News

The lead story today on Kasier’s research summary is on a study published in JAMA on the correlation between health literacy and mortality rates in patients with heart failure:  “low health literacy was associated with a significantly increased risk of all-cause mortality.”

Other stories are from the Commonwealth Fund: Realizing Health Reform’s Potential: Will The Affordable Care Act Make Health Insurance Affordable?; the Bazelon Center For Mental Health Law and The Kaiser Family Foundation: Medicaid Policy Options For Meeting The Needs Of Adults With Mental Illness Under The Affordable Care Act; The Center for Studying Health System Change and The Kaiser Family Foundation: Physician Willingness and Resources to Serve More Medicaid Patients: Perspectives from Primary Care Physicians; the Kaiser Family Foundation: Federal Core Requirements And State Options In Medicaid: Current Policies And Key Issues; and the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council: Child And Adolescent Health And Health Care Quality: Measuring What Matters.

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