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FDA Is Not the Problem

article icon Issue Brief Cutting corners by pushing the FDA to approve more drugs on the basis of more limited data will put patients at risk.

Obama speaks about ACA

The Obama Health Care Legacy: More Coverage and Less Spending

Major federal health programs now cover millions more Americans while costing less than was expected in earlier estimates that did not include the Affordable Care Act.

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Divestitures Will Not Maintain Competition in Medicare Advantage

article icon Issue Brief Experiences from past mergers show that divestitures most likely will not be a successful remedy in the proposed Aetna-Humana merger.

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Bigger Is Not Better

article icon Issue Brief A proposed merger between Aetna and Humana, two of the country’s largest health insurance companies, likely would increase costs for consumers and taxpayers.

Luillia Van Lanen with some of her prescription medication

Enough Is Enough

book_alt2 icon Report Sustainable drug pricing requires paying for drugs based on their benefits to patients.

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Paying It Forward

book_alt2 icon Report Creating a new Medicaid benefit for evidence-based home visiting services would simplify funding and allow states and communities to scale services, improve outcomes for families, and produce significant savings for states and the federal government.

Matt Bevin

The Impact of Reversing Kentucky’s Health Care Reforms

article icon Issue Brief Any rollback of Kentucky’s Medicaid expansion and state health insurance marketplace would be a disaster for Kentucky's health, economy, and state budget.

Nuestra Clinica Del Valle

2014 Census Data Confirm Dramatic Impact of the Affordable Care Act

New census numbers confirm that the ACA is working to expand health care coverage in every state, but millions more Americans could be covered if the states that have not yet expanded Medicaid were to do so.

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The Great Cost Shift

book_alt2 icon Report Cost shifting from employers to employees—not the Affordable Care Act—is the reason why employees continue to experience growing health care costs. Employees should be aware of these cost-shifting efforts and share in health care cost savings.

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Accountable Care States

book_alt2 icon Report In order to control health care costs, states should have the option to become “Accountable Care States” that are accountable for health care costs, the quality of care, and access to care—with sizable financial rewards for keeping overall costs low.

College students and abortion rights activists hold signs

Anti-Choice Efforts to Divide Women

Politicians must not be allowed to continue to divide women into groups in order to limit reproductive rights step by step. All women are deserving of respect and the right to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.

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