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Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age Would Harm Seniors and Increase Health Care Spending

Male nurse helping African American senior patient article icon Issue Brief This misguided approach would not only undermine the promise of health care and financial security for millions of low- and middle-income seniors but would also increase systemwide health care spending.

By Maura Calsyn and Lindsay Rosenthal | Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ending Gay and Transgender Health Disparities

Kellan Baker interviews Dr. Claire Pomeroy and Dr. Edward Callahan about improving the health of gay and transgender Americans.

By Kellan Baker | Tuesday, November 27, 2012

FAQ: Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data

Form article icon Issue Brief Better data collection will help policymakers and advocates better understand and address health disparities affecting the LGBT community.

By Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray | Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Video: 3 Myths About Obamacare

play_alt icon Video Dr. Christopher Lillis of Doctors for America debunks three of the biggest myths surrounding the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

By Christopher Lillis | Thursday, October 11, 2012

Health Care

Christians kneeling outside of Supreme CourtFor many people of faith, the fight for health care reform reflects deeply held values that were tested in the political arena and still remain strong.

By Eleni Towns | Wednesday, October 3, 2012

FAQ: Health Insurance Needs for Transgender Americans

A transgender person in a therapy session article icon Issue Brief Transgender health issues and the obstacles that transgender people face in accessing insurance coverage for even the most basic health care needs are widespread and must be addressed.

By Andrew Cray and Kellan Baker | Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Just Say No to Voucherizing Medicare

The idea of transforming Medicare into a voucher program started out unpopular, and is just becoming less so.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, October 1, 2012

Alternatives to Fee-for-Service Payments in Health Care

Hospital room book_alt2 icon Report The move away from fee-for-service payments is gaining momentum as insurance payers, health care providers, and consumers recognize that the system simply doesn’t work—either from a cost or quality perspective.

By Maura Calsyn and Emily Oshima Lee | Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2011 Census Data Reaffirm Need to Implement the Affordable Care Act

Doctor and familyThe number of uninsured Americans drops for the first time in four years but even greater gains are to come when the health law is fully in place.

By Maura Calsyn and Lindsay Rosenthal | Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Need for Paid Sick Leave

play_alt icon Video Sarah Jane Glynn explains the benefits of implementing paid sick leave for our nation's workers.

By Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, August 16, 2012

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

Infographic: Women’s Preventive Services Now Covered Under Obamacare

An infographic from Jessica Arons shows how a range of preventive services for women will now be covered under the Affordable Care Act.

By Jessica Arons | Monday, July 30, 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

Update: How Obamacare Is Benefiting Americans

Emily Oshima gives the latest numbers on how health reform is helping people get the care they need.

By Emily Oshima Lee | Thursday, July 12, 2012

6 Things You Need to Know About the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Medicaid Expansion

Jessica Arons explains how the Court’s decision on the Obamacare Medicaid provision affects government, the working poor, and women.

By Jessica Arons | Wednesday, July 11, 2012