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Fact Sheets: How the U.S. Supreme Court Could Affect Your State

Supreme Court justices article icon Fact Sheet A ruling for the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell would take away quality, affordable health care from millions of Americans.

| Wednesday, February 4, 2015

5 Key Facts About the Affordable Care Act for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

A woman discusses her health insuranceA look at five facts that highlight the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

by John Zhang | Tuesday, January 27, 2015

5 Key Facts About the Affordable Care Act for African Americans

assisting with health insurance choicesA look at five facts that highlight the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for the African American community.

by Emmanuel Hurtado | Tuesday, January 20, 2015

5 Key Facts About the Affordable Care Act for Latinos

Grocery shoppers stop at a Blue Cross Blue Shield kioskA look at five facts that highlight the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for the Latino community.

by Fernanda Denys Reyes | Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Valuing All Our Families

father and daughter book_alt2 icon Report Stable, healthy marriages and relationships can bolster the economic security and well-being of adults and children.

by Shawn Fremstad & Melissa Boteach | Monday, January 12, 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 | Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fact Sheets: The Affordable Care Act Is Working for States

ACA navigator article icon Fact Sheet Millions of Americans are benefiting from the peace of mind that comes with quality, affordable health care, and shopping around during this year’s open enrollment period could mean big savings.

by Matt Dhaiti & Charles Posner | Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Moving the Needle

Lesbian couple with baby book_alt2 icon Report The Affordable Care Act is making a difference in connecting LGBT people with coverage, but more remains to be done.

by Kellan Baker, Laura E. Durso, Andrew Cray | Monday, November 17, 2014

Health Care that Heals

Pope FrancisPope Francis teaches that access to comprehensive health care, which acknowledges the dignity of the whole person at each stage of life, is necessary to build a more just world.

by Claire Markham | Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ensuring Access to Family Planning Services for All

Morning-after pill article icon Issue Brief While women have access to family planning services at a multitude of health care facilities—and while a wide spectrum of funding sources covers contraceptives and those services—we are not doing enough to ensure access for all women.

by Donna Barry and Amelia Esenstad | Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Win-Win for Working Families and State Budgets

Doctor and child book_alt2 icon Report Increasing the minimum wage in concert with expanding Medicaid would not only boost the incomes of low-wage working families and increase access to healthcare but would also be a boon to state budgets.

by Rachel West and Michael Reich | Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ensuring Access to Sexually Transmitted Infection Care for All

HPV vaccine article icon Issue Brief Increased funding and a wide variety of health care facilities and providers that can prevent, detect, and treat sexually transmitted infections are keys to reducing this underappreciated public health problem.

by Donna Barry and McKinley Sherrod | Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Middle-Class Squeeze

umbrellas book_alt2 icon Report America's middle class is being squeezed by stagnant—and in many cases declining—incomes and rising costs. To address the middle-class squeeze, we need to enact policies that will both increase incomes and also address rising child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement costs.

by Jennifer Erickson | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wise as Serpents but Harmless as Doves

protesterThe Obama administration’s new birth control rules are generous and strategically smart, but some opponents still aren’t happy.

by Sally Steenland | Thursday, September 11, 2014

Out of Range

Servicewomen book_alt2 icon Report Women’s presence and roles in the military have greatly increased over the past few decades, but the military is falling far short of its obligation to provide servicewomen with adequate reproductive and sexual health care.

by Jessica Arons, Lindsay Rosenthal, and Donna Barry | Wednesday, July 30, 2014