Aligning for Health submitted a letter of support to Reps. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) and John Joyce (R-OH) for their bipartisan bill, the Care That’s Fair Act of 2021 (H.R. 4554). This bill seeks to empower states to utilize medical claims, clinical, and social data to address racial disparities, social determinants of health, and maternal and infant mortality.
The Care That’s Fair Act will provide states with the necessary resources to effectively measure Medicaid health care outcomes to better address critical health care needs for beneficiaries. As maternal mortality rates rise higher than most developed countries and disproportionately impact minority populations, our obesity rates continue to grow, and the proportion of Americans reporting fair or poor health continues to expand, this legislation comes at an important time. Aligning for Health agrees that empowering states to harness essential Medicaid claims and clinical data will help identify where social determinants and health disparities exist, which can then be leveraged into action to address these disparities at their root cause.
To read the full letter, click here.