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Hospital Visitation and Medical Decision Making for Same-Sex Couples

Janice Langbehn Presidential Citizens MedalWe must take action to ensure that regulations giving same-sex couples and domestic partners visitation and medical decision-making rights are respected and enforced.

By Garrett Riou | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Infographic: How Many Women are Benefiting from the Affordable Care Act?

This infographic is a compilation of data from multiple sources to highlight how women are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. It will be updated at least monthly to reflect the most recent data available.

By Donna Barry | Thursday, March 6, 2014

Providing Access to Affordable, Flexible Health Plans Through Self-Insurance

Maura CalsynMaura Calsyn, Director of Health Policy, testifies before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.

By Maura Calsyn | Friday, February 28, 2014

How Will Immigration Reform Impact the Medicare Trust Fund?

Immigration activists article icon Issue Brief Immigration reform that provides legal status and earned citizenship to undocumented immigrants would extend the solvency of the Medicare trust fund by four years and provide a net contribution to the trust fund for the next three decades.

By Patrick Oakford and Robert Lynch | Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Reproductive Politics of Living on the Brink

reproductive rights, family planning, low-incomeWomen need reproductive autonomy to achieve economic security and improved health.

By Heidi Williamson | Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Infographic: What Do African American Women Think?

African American women give their opinions on how best to protect their own health and the health of their communities.

By Heidi Williamson | Monday, February 24, 2014

The Human Toll of Texas’s Decision to Not Expand Medicaid

Israel portrait play_alt icon Video The Center for American Progress visited the Rio Grande Valley, one of the poorest areas in the entire country, to see what Texas's decision not to expand Medicaid means for the thousands of working-poor Texans living there.

By Andrew Satter | Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Affordable Care Act Outreach: Targeted Communication Strategies for LGBT Communities

I Love Obamacare castThis user-friendly guide presents research-based strategies that will aid health insurance enrollment efforts and consumer outreach to different subgroups of the LGBT population.

By Laura E. Durso, Kellan Baker, and Andrew Cray | Friday, November 22, 2013

LGBT Communities and the Affordable Care Act

Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Tom Harkin article icon Issue Brief New insurance options made available through the Affordable Care Act hold great potential for improving the lives of LGBT people, but only if we connect the community with coverage.

By Laura E. Durso, Kellan Baker, and Andrew Cray | Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Threat of Self-Insured Small Businesses to People of Color

Small businesses may choose an option under the Affordable Care Act that would disproportionately harm minority employees.

By Andrea-Gale Okoro and Emily Oshima Lee | Friday, August 16, 2013

Ensuring Health Coverage for All

article icon Issue Brief Faith groups call on their states to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

By Eleni Towns | Thursday, July 18, 2013

Why Gender-Identity Nondiscrimination in Insurance Makes Sense

article icon Issue Brief Many transgender people lack health insurance and face discrimination from health care companies. Certain states are taking steps to prevent discrimination, and on the national level, the Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance discrimination.

By Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray | Thursday, May 2, 2013

How the Affordable Care Act Can Help Same-Sex Couples

Rally in support of health insurance for the partners of gay employeesAs we continue to implement key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, we should ensure that the law helps same-sex couples and their families get the insurance coverage and health care that they need.

By Andrew Cray and Kellan Baker | Friday, April 26, 2013

Access to Medicaid Reduces Mortality Rates

Supreme CourtIf state leaders change their minds and agree to implement the Medicaid expansion available under the Affordable Care Act, many lives could be saved across America.

By Maura Calsyn and Lindsay Rosenthal | Monday, April 1, 2013

There Is a Lot to Celebrate for Women’s Health on the Third Anniversary of Obamacare

Women and MedicaidThis month marks the third anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which has led to numerous successes for women’s health but also reminds us that we have a lot left on our agenda.

By Lindsay Rosenthal | Friday, March 29, 2013