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Health Care

The Effect of Childhood Vaccine Exemptions on Disease Outbreaks

article icon Issue Brief A recent increase in voluntary exemptions from childhood vaccinations threatens Americans’ public health. We look at how to correct the problem.

By Emily Oshima Lee, Lindsay Rosenthal, and Gabriel Scheffler | Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Costs of Delaying the Individual Mandate

Calls for a one-year delay of the individual mandate due to technical issues with the Affordable Care Act rollout are unnecessary and harmful.

By Emily Oshima Lee | Wednesday, October 30, 2013

health benefit claims form and medical equipment

Cutting Health Care Costs

The Center for American Progress convened leading health policy experts to develop bold and innovative solutions to contain health care costs. The Washington Post recently highlighted the report.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Small business

The Threat of Self-Insured Plans Among Small Businesses

article icon Issue Brief A move by small businesses toward self-insurance schemes could undermine the reforms of the Affordable Care Act and offer fewer protections for workers.

By Maura Calsyn and Emily Oshima Lee | Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Reducing the Cost of Defensive Medicine

article icon Issue Brief Physicians are increasingly practicing defensive medicine to avoid lawsuits, but this trend increases costs and doesn’t improve health care outcomes.

By Zeke Emanuel, Topher Spiro, and Maura Calsyn | Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Demonstrators outside Ohio Statehouse

How the Affordable Care Act Helps Young Adults

article icon Issue Brief The real threat to young-adult health insurance coverage is not the overblown claim of premium rate shock but the rejection of Medicaid expansion by states.

By Maura Calsyn and Lindsay Rosenthal | Monday, May 20, 2013

Interactive Map: Why the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Medicaid Creates Uncertainty for Millions

cursor icon Interactive Maura Calsyn and Emily Oshima show that the Supreme Court's ruling means those most in need may not be able to gain insurance through Medicaid.

By Maura Calsyn and Emily Oshima Lee | Thursday, July 5, 2012

Infographic: America’s High Health Care Costs

A series of graphics from Maura Calsyn, Emily Oshima Lee, and Danny Schwaber shows that our health care spending is out of control.

By Maura Calsyn, Emily Oshima Lee, and Danny Schwaber | Thursday, July 26, 2012

10 Frequently Asked Questions About Medicaid Expansion

Misconceptions about Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act obscure the fact that the Medicaid program boasts a long track record of proven effectiveness in providing care and assistance to those most in need.

By Sarah Baron | Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Young Women and Reproductive Health Care

Jessica Arons, Lucy Panza, and Lindsay Rosenthal explain why the Affordable Care Act helps young women access the health care they need in an affordable way.

By Jessica Arons, Lucy Panza, and Lindsay Rosenthal | Monday, July 30, 2012

Obamacare and the LGBT Community

play_alt icon Video Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray explain the impact of health reform for the LGBT community and how LGBT community members and organizations can get involved in implementing the law.

By Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray | Thursday, June 6, 2013