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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

Improving Abortion Access by Expanding Those Who Provide Care

Washington rally article icon Issue Brief Recent policy change affecting abortion care has mainly included reducing access, but some states and laws are actually increasing access.

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

Infographic: The ACA at 5: Five Things at Risk After King v. Burwell

King v. Burwell has the potential to undo all of the significant improvements to health care in America by creating a death spiral of higher premiums for fewer, sicker customers.

by Sean Wright | Monday, March 23, 2015

A Challenge to Congress

Capitol Hill article icon Issue Brief It’s time for Congress to show that its words are more than mere rhetoric—that they are instead backed by concrete action and accountability on the issues important to women and their families.

by Jocelyn Frye, Milia Fisher, Donna Barry | Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Great Cost Shift

Stethoscope book_alt2 icon Report Cost shifting from employers to employees—not the Affordable Care Act—is the reason why employees continue to experience growing health care costs. Employees should be aware of these cost-shifting efforts and share in health care cost savings.

by Topher Spiro, Maura Calsyn, Meghan O'Toole | Tuesday, March 3, 2015

King v. Burwell Explained in 3 Minutes

play_alt icon Video This Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear King v. Burwell, the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

by Lauren Malkani and Ian Millhiser | Monday, March 2, 2015

Payment Reform Action Plan: Meeting the New Medicare Payment Reform Target

Chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient. article icon Issue Brief The new Medicare goal for payment reform is a significant milestone toward improving patient care and making health care spending more sustainable. CAP recommends these next steps to help achieve this goal.

by Zeke Emanuel, Allyson Schwartz, Topher Spiro, Thomas Huelskoetter | Thursday, February 26, 2015

9 Judges, 9 Million Lives

play_alt icon Video On March 4, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a lawsuit seeking to strip premium tax credits from people living in states with a federal insurance marketplace under the ACA. Watch this video to learn what's at stake.

by Andrew Satter | Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Access to Contraception for Women Serving in the Armed Forces

female soldier article icon Fact Sheet The Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act and other policy changes are critical to address the reproductive health care inequities that women serving in the armed forces face.

by Julia Rugg and Donna Barry | Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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

King v. Burwell: The Prohibitive Cost of Any Congressional Response to a Ruling Against the Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court article icon Issue Brief The Supreme Court should not expect Congress to act to prevent disastrous consequences.

by Topher Spiro | Thursday, January 29, 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