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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

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

3.6 Million Millennials Gained Health Insurance in 2014

eye careAlthough the Affordable Care Act has enabled millions of young people to access affordable insurance, more needs to be done to support the health and economic security of all Millennials, especially Millennials of color, in the years to come.

by Sarah Audelo and Sunny Frothingham | Friday, September 18, 2015

Hurricane Katrina’s Health Care Legacy

A doctor administers an asthma breathing test. article icon Issue Brief Gulf Coast states must expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to address the long-term consequences of the federal government’s failed health policy response to Hurricane Katrina.

by Thomas Huelskoetter | Thursday, August 20, 2015

Pharmaceutical Provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Threaten Drug Access and Affordability

MedicationsThe current draft of the TPP will raise drug prices and hinder access to critical medications.

by Maura Calsyn | Thursday, July 30, 2015

The 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid: Providing Hope for the ACA’s Future

Medicare house callAs was the case with Medicare and Medicaid, the conversation surrounding the Affordable Care Act will likely move beyond repeal toward serious debate about improving the health care system.

by Justin Morgan | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fact Sheets: The State-by-State Effects of the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell Ruling

King v. Burwell SCOTUS demonstration article icon Fact Sheet A ruling for the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell would take away quality, affordable health care from millions of Americans. These fact sheets detail the effects of such a ruling in nine states.

| Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Decade of Progress in Controlling Medicare Spending

$100 billNew long-term Medicare spending projections from the Congressional Budget Office are dramatically lower than similar projections from 2005.

by Harry Stein | Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Infographic: How Many Women Are Benefiting from the Affordable Care Act?

This infographic is a compilation of data from multiple sources to highlight how women are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. It will be updated at least monthly to reflect the most recent data available.

by Donna Barry | Monday, June 15, 2015