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Health Care: Archives

We Can’t Afford to Ignore the Benefits of Breastfeeding

BreastfeedingWe must institute policies in America that support and assist new mothers who want to breastfeed their babies but can’t afford to take time off or who need counseling through the process.

By Jane Farrell | Friday, March 8, 2013

Cutting Title X Family Planning in the Sequester Hurts Women’s Reproductive Health

Community health careUnder the sequester, Title X could be cut by $15 million, which would significantly impact critical family-planning and reproductive-health services for women nationwide.

By Lindsay Rosenthal | Thursday, February 28, 2013

Shared Decision Making Improves Care and Reduces Costs

Doctor and patient in doctor's officePhysicians should more widely use shared decision making, which will benefit physicians and patients alike.

By Emily Oshima Lee and Zeke Emanuel | Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Infographic: Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age to 67 Would Increase Costs and Harm Seniors

An infographic shows how raising the eligibility age would increase health care costs and cause harm to seniors across the country.

By Lindsay Rosenthal and Emily Oshima Lee | Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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