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Congress Must Do More to Address the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

OxyContin pills at a pharmacyWhile Congress has passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act to help the rising number of Americans addicted to opioids, it must provide additional funding to fully address the problem.

by Neil Davey | Thursday, August 25, 2016

Infographic: The State of Abortion Restrictions After Whole Woman’s Health

Even with this landmark Supreme Court victory, many abortion restrictions remain in effect.

by Kendra Smale and Heidi Williamson | Wednesday, August 17, 2016

How Government Inaction Thwarts Equal Access to Reproductive Health Care

Pregnant patient in FloridaAnti-choice politicians who prioritize their personal beliefs over women’s health prevent access to reproductive health services for all women but particularly for low-income women and women of color.

by Lauren Kokum | Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Medicaid Program and LGBT Communities: Overview and Policy Recommendations

Jennifer Parrott, a certified nurse practitioner, talks with a doctor article icon Issue Brief As Medicaid celebrates its 51st birthday, recent and future changes to the program can help ensure that its benefits reach everyone who needs them, including LGBT people and their families.

by Kellan Baker, Ashe McGovern, Sharita Gruberg, Andrew Cray | Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Medicare Cost Curve Bent During the Obama Administration

A doctor examines a patientMedicare spending projections have fallen dramatically since President Obama took office, thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act.

by Harry Stein and Laura Pontari | Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Anti-Choice Efforts to Divide Women

College students and abortion rights activists hold signsPoliticians 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.

by Maggie Jo Buchanan | Thursday, July 21, 2016

Infographic: Pregnancy, Contraception, and Medicaid Expansion in the Face of Zika

This infographic discusses the key implications for Zika transmission in seven at-risk states across the country.

by Jamila Taylor, Sabrina De Santiago, Thomas Huelskoetter | Tuesday, July 19, 2016

States and Localities Are Taking Steps to Protect Themselves Against the Zika Virus

A technician stores mosquitoes for research.To fight Zika, states and localities need more funding for mosquito control and other preparedness measures and must work together to increase awareness among their citizens.

by Anupama Warrier | Wednesday, June 22, 2016

When It Comes to Your Health, Whose Judgment Do You Trust?

Pro-abortion rights protestors article icon Issue Brief The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health holds implications for medical practice in the United States.

by Maggie Jo Buchanan | Monday, June 13, 2016

Helping More Women Access Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives

woman and doctor book_alt2 icon Report Changes are needed to Medicaid at the federal and state levels to increase women’s access to highly effective long-acting reversible contraceptives, or LARCs, after childbirth and abortion care.

by Maggie Jo Buchanan and Donna Barry | Thursday, June 9, 2016

Zika Virus in the United States

mosquito article icon Issue Brief The United States and its territories cannot afford to delay implementing the Obama administration’s plan to address the Zika virus. Congress should put aside partisanship to pass emergency funding.

by Jamila Taylor | Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Win for Zubik Would Undermine the Religious Liberty of Employees

U.S. Supreme CourtAllowing religiously affiliated nonprofits to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate would endanger the religious liberty of students, employees, and their dependents.

by Lauren Kokum | Monday, March 14, 2016

Zubik v. Burwell: Pushing Reproductive Health Care Access to the Precipice

cursor icon Interactive A win in the U.S. Supreme Court for religiously affiliated nonprofits would decrease women’s access to critical reproductive health care services.

by Lauren Kokum and Sheridan Ruiz | Monday, March 14, 2016

The Impact of Reversing Kentucky’s Health Care Reforms

Matt Bevin 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.

by Thomas Huelskoetter | Friday, November 13, 2015

Changing the Conversation on Abortion Restrictions

article icon Issue Brief Hundreds of laws have been passed to restrict abortion in the past few years that undermine health care providers’ ability to provide—and patients’ right to receive—individualized, quality care. To counter this, legislators in several states are introducing bills that would protect evidence-based medical care and expand abortion access.

by Donna Barry, Andrea D. Friedman, Sarah Lipton-Lubet | Wednesday, September 30, 2015