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Addressing Gay and Transgender and HIV/AIDS Issues in Health Care Reform

As we move to implement the Affordable Care Act in its entirety, we must be sure to consider how the law will affect gay and transgender Americans and people with HIV, as discussed at a recent CAP event.

By Kellan Baker and Christopher Frost | Friday, March 22, 2013

How the Ryan Budget Impacts Seniors

Marty Robertson, Bernadette WinkoThe latest House Republican budget is an assault on seniors—from the health care and prescription drugs they need to stay healthy, to the care they need in their twilight years, to the very meals they eat.

By Anna Chu | Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Ryan Budget Includes Devastating Health Care Cost Increases for Seniors—Again

Senior in doctor's officeThe latest House Republican budget resolution’s treatment of Medicare will result in higher annual premiums for seniors and increasingly unaffordable health care costs in retirement.

By Emily Oshima Lee | Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Public-Health Advocates Should Support the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act

Sen.Tom Cobun (R-OK)The HIV Organ Policy Equity, or HOPE, Act represents a positive step forward for sensible HIV and health policy by removing outdated barriers to common-sense procedures for the donation of life-saving organs.

By Andrew Cray | Monday, March 11, 2013

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