Push in Massachusetts to integrate dental, medical care; 13M would be eligible for Hillary Clinton's Medicare plan

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> States with higher Medicaid managed care penetration have lower spending on drugs that treat serious mental illnesses, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. Study

> Advocates in Massachusetts are pushing to include oral health and dental services in new state standards for Medicaid and commercial accountable care organizations, the Sentinel & Enterprise reports. Article

> Nearly 13 million Americans 50 and older who are uninsured or have individual coverage purchased through the private market would be eligible to buy into Medicare under a plan proposed by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to Avalere. Analysis

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> The costs to treat mental health disorders far outstrips that of other medical conditions, according to a new study published in Health Affairs. Article

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> Everyone in the healthcare industry must have a hand in making health data accessible, which currently is "fragmented among insurers, providers, health record companies, government agencies and researchers," according to a post at Brookings. Article

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