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Bigger Is Not Better

A proposed merger between Aetna and Humana, two of the country’s largest health insurance companies, likely would increase costs for consumers and taxpayers.

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Paying It Forward

Creating a new Medicaid benefit for evidence-based home visiting services would simplify funding and allow states and communities to scale services, improve outcomes for families, and produce significant savings for states and the federal government.

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Changing the Conversation on Abortion Restrictions

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.

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3.6 Million Millennials Gained Health Insurance in 2014

Although 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.

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Enough Is Enough

Sustainable drug pricing requires paying for drugs based on their benefits to patients.

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Hurricane Katrina’s Health Care Legacy

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.

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A Strategy for Medicare Payment Reform

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.

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