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Affordable Care Act Outreach: Targeted Communication Strategies for LGBT Communities

I Love Obamacare castThis user-friendly guide presents research-based strategies that will aid health insurance enrollment efforts and consumer outreach to different subgroups of the LGBT population.

by Laura E. Durso, Kellan Baker, and Andrew Cray | Friday, November 22, 2013

The Costs of Delaying the Individual Mandate

Calls for a one-year delay of the individual mandate due to technical issues with the Affordable Care Act rollout are unnecessary and harmful.

by Emily Oshima Lee | Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Affordable Care Act’s Lower-Than-Projected Premiums Will Save $190 Billion

Insure Central Texas article icon Issue Brief Due to the health law’s lower premiums, its deficit reduction will increase by 174 percent.

by Topher Spiro & Jonathan Gruber | Wednesday, October 23, 2013

LGBT Communities and the Affordable Care Act

Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Tom Harkin article icon Issue Brief New insurance options made available through the Affordable Care Act hold great potential for improving the lives of LGBT people, but only if we connect the community with coverage.

by Laura E. Durso, Kellan Baker, and Andrew Cray | Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Threat of Self-Insured Small Businesses to People of Color

Small businesses may choose an option under the Affordable Care Act that would disproportionately harm minority employees.

by Andrea-Gale Okoro and Emily Oshima Lee | Friday, August 16, 2013

Ensuring Health Coverage for All

article icon Issue Brief Faith groups call on their states to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

by Eleni Towns | Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Threat of Self-Insured Plans Among Small Businesses

Small business article icon Issue Brief A move by small businesses toward self-insurance schemes could undermine the reforms of the Affordable Care Act and offer fewer protections for workers.

by Maura Calsyn and Emily Oshima Lee | Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Reducing the Cost of Defensive Medicine

Surgery article icon Issue Brief Physicians are increasingly practicing defensive medicine to avoid lawsuits, but this trend increases costs and doesn’t improve health care outcomes.

by Zeke Emanuel, Topher Spiro, and Maura Calsyn | Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Obamacare and the LGBT Community

play_alt icon Video Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray explain the impact of health reform for the LGBT community and how LGBT community members and organizations can get involved in implementing the law.

by Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray | Thursday, June 6, 2013

How the Affordable Care Act Helps Young Adults

Demonstrators outside Ohio Statehouse article icon Issue Brief The real threat to young-adult health insurance coverage is not the overblown claim of premium rate shock but the rejection of Medicaid expansion by states.

by Maura Calsyn & Lindsay Rosenthal | Monday, May 20, 2013

Why Gender-Identity Nondiscrimination in Insurance Makes Sense

article icon Issue Brief Many transgender people lack health insurance and face discrimination from health care companies. Certain states are taking steps to prevent discrimination, and on the national level, the Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance discrimination.

by Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray | Thursday, May 2, 2013

How the Affordable Care Act Can Help Same-Sex Couples

Rally in support of health insurance for the partners of gay employeesAs we continue to implement key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, we should ensure that the law helps same-sex couples and their families get the insurance coverage and health care that they need.

by Andrew Cray and Kellan Baker | Friday, April 26, 2013

10 Frequently Asked Questions About Medicaid Expansion

Misconceptions about Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act obscure the fact that the Medicaid program boasts a long track record of proven effectiveness in providing care and assistance to those most in need.

by Sarah Baron | Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Access to Medicaid Reduces Mortality Rates

Supreme CourtIf state leaders change their minds and agree to implement the Medicaid expansion available under the Affordable Care Act, many lives could be saved across America.

by Maura Calsyn and Lindsay Rosenthal | Monday, April 1, 2013

There Is a Lot to Celebrate for Women’s Health on the Third Anniversary of Obamacare

Women and MedicaidThis month marks the third anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which has led to numerous successes for women’s health but also reminds us that we have a lot left on our agenda.

by Lindsay Rosenthal | Friday, March 29, 2013