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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

Eight Important Facts About the King v. Burwell Decision

play_alt icon Video An unfavorable ruling in the King v. Burwell case would be disastrous for the millions of people who get health care on the federal exchange.

by Andrew Satter | Monday, June 8, 2015

A Strategy for Medicare Payment Reform

Doctor and patient book_alt2 icon Report Medicare’s Pioneer ACO Model has shown modest yet improving results so far. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should make improvements to the Pioneer ACO Model while also expanding bundled payment reforms.

by Topher Spiro, Maura Calsyn, Meghan O'Toole | Monday, June 1, 2015

Myth Busting: Medicaid and Low-Income Pool Facts

Medicaid clinic Texas article icon Fact Sheet Lawmakers in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and Kansas continue to play politics with their citizens’ health care by demanding federal funding for the low-income pool while refusing to expand Medicaid.

by Kristen Ellingboe and Sarah Baron | Thursday, May 14, 2015

Open Doors for All

flags article icon Issue Brief The Affordable Care Act can help address discrimination against LGBT people and their families in health coverage and care—but the law’s protections must clearly include sexual orientation and gender identity.

by Kellan Baker | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Congress Must Stop Playing Politics with Abortion

women's rights rallyCongressional leaders are intent on using every opportunity to try and eliminate access to abortion, including in critical bills funding health care and assistance for victims of human trafficking. But there are important differences in the bills’ abortion language that must be considered.

by Donna Barry and Julia Rugg | Thursday, March 26, 2015