Implementing public policies to reduce obesity may help prevent chronic disease and increase life expectancy, particularly for low-income individuals.
Medicare Extra for All
State Options for Making Wise Investments in the Direct Care Workforce
Excess Administrative Costs Burden the U.S. Health Care System
Comprehensive Reform to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
Meaningful Protection From Surprise Medical Bills
In addition to saving lives, expanding Medicaid would have wide-ranging benefits for residents of the 17 nonexpansion states—benefits that go far beyond boosting health insurance coverage and improving access to care.
These Conservative State Officials’ Lawsuits Attacking Federal Protections Harm Their Fellow Residents
Some state officials are using litigation in an attempt to undermine people’s wages, well-being, and access to health care—and the Trump administration is on their side.
More than 7 million Asian Americans reported poor mental health status in 2017, but too many face systemic barriers to treatment.
The Trump administration has repeatedly worked to sabotage the Affordable Care Act and restrict access to health care services, compromising access and resulting in higher prices for women.
The most damaging effects of the Trump administration’s policies are yet to come.
This interactive illustrates actions taken by states to combat federal sabotage of the Affordable Care Act.
Too many private-sector workers, especially in Southern and Midwest states, do not have access to paid sick days, jeopardizing their family’s health and economic security—as well as their own.
As the federal government continues to undermine the health care system, states are taking matters into their own hands.
A new proposal augments the threat Judge Kavanaugh poses to people with pre-existing conditions.
If President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is appointed and overturns Roe v. Wade, the challenges women of color face when trying to access health care will be even greater.
If federal lawmakers’ attacks on Medicaid succeed, states could be forced to fill the resulting budget holes with cuts to public education, leading to lower salaries for teachers or higher tuition for college students.
Tobacco prevention public policies are proven to help reduce smoking rates, but they may also help increase life expectancy, particularly for lower-income populations.
The average marketplace enrollee will pay about $1,000 more for health insurance than they should due to mandate repeal and the short-term plan rule.
Abortion is considered to be a separate, politicized entity within the broader health insurance system, but a lack of coverage for this critical health care can have devastating impacts on women.