The Effect of Childhood Vaccine Exemptions on Disease Outbreaks
Issue Brief A recent increase in voluntary exemptions from childhood vaccinations threatens Americans’ public health. We look at how to correct the problem.
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.
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.
The Threat of Self-Insured Plans Among Small Businesses
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.
Reducing the Cost of Defensive Medicine
Issue Brief Physicians are increasingly practicing defensive medicine to avoid lawsuits, but this trend increases costs and doesn’t improve health care outcomes.
How the Affordable Care Act Helps Young Adults
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.
Interactive Map: Why the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Medicaid Creates Uncertainty for Millions
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.
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.
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.
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.