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Ensuring Access to Sexually Transmitted Infection Care for All

HPV vaccine article icon Issue Brief Increased funding and a wide variety of health care facilities and providers that can prevent, detect, and treat sexually transmitted infections are keys to reducing this underappreciated public health problem.

by Donna Barry and McKinley Sherrod | Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Middle-Class Squeeze

umbrellas book_alt2 icon Report America's middle class is being squeezed by stagnant—and in many cases declining—incomes and rising costs. To address the middle-class squeeze, we need to enact policies that will both increase incomes and also address rising child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement costs.

by Jennifer Erickson | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wise as Serpents but Harmless as Doves

protesterThe Obama administration’s new birth control rules are generous and strategically smart, but some opponents still aren’t happy.

by Sally Steenland | Thursday, September 11, 2014

Out of Range

Servicewomen book_alt2 icon Report Women’s presence and roles in the military have greatly increased over the past few decades, but the military is falling far short of its obligation to provide servicewomen with adequate reproductive and sexual health care.

by Jessica Arons, Lindsay Rosenthal, Donna Barry | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Prostate Cancer Treatment: Unproven Proton Radiation Therapy Wastes Millions of Dollars

Radiation therapists use X-rays to show the exact position of a patient's tumor in the left lung article icon Fact Sheet New proton therapy technology costs Medicare and seniors millions of dollars but offers zero improvement for prostate cancer patients.

by Topher Spiro, Thomas Huelskoetter, Gina Phillipi | Thursday, July 17, 2014

Social Security Disability Insurance

mother wheelchair article icon Issue Brief Social Security Disability Insurance has been a core pillar of our nation’s Social Security system for nearly six decades, offering critical protection when Americans need it most.

by Rebecca Vallas and Shawn Fremstad | Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Re-Establishing Religious Liberty Post-Hobby Lobby

Hobby LobbyFederal and state lawmakers must ensure that religious liberty is not used as a force to discriminate or impose costs on others.

by Carmel Martin and Joshua Field | Monday, June 30, 2014

Caring for Those Who Serve: Key Facts About the Veterans Affairs’ Health System in the Wake of the Waitlist Allegations

Memorial dayThe allegations of long wait times and secret waiting lists at the Phoenix VA hospital is a serious concern and must be addressed immediately. But we must also not lose sight of the VA system’s successes, as well as its steady improvement in recent years.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Katherine Blakeley | Friday, May 23, 2014

Eye Treatment for Seniors: How Lucentis Wastes More Than $1 Billion per Year

A shopper walks toward the pharmacy at a Little Rock, Arkansas, Wal-Mart store. article icon Fact Sheet A new CAP analysis finds that one drug company’s packaging decision costs Medicare and seniors more than $1 billion per year.

by Topher Spiro, Thomas Huelskoetter, Gina Phillipi | Thursday, May 22, 2014

Comparing the Effectiveness of Prescription Drugs: The German Experience

perscriptions article icon Issue Brief Germany's recent prescription drug market reform offers lessons for how the United States can prioritize research that compares the effectiveness of drugs and other medical treatments.

by Daniel Bahr and Thomas Huelskoetter | Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Putting 2015 Health Care Premium Rates into Context

Lisa and Manuel Valera sign up for Obamacare article icon Issue Brief Contrary to conservative arguments, premium rates in the individual marketplace are not expected to increase significantly under the Affordable Care Act next year.

by Tony Carrk | Monday, May 19, 2014

A New Management Structure for a New Phase of the Affordable Care Act

Healthcare.gov article icon Issue Brief The next round of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins in November. To avoid problems and to optimize the consumer experience, a new, more effective management structure is essential for the next phase of implementation.

by Neera Tanden, Zeke Emanuel, Topher Spiro | Saturday, May 17, 2014

Hospital Visitation and Medical Decision Making for Same-Sex Couples

Janice Langbehn Presidential Citizens MedalWe must take action to ensure that regulations giving same-sex couples and domestic partners visitation and medical decision-making rights are respected and enforced.

by Garrett Riou | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Shining Light on Health Care Prices

article icon Issue Brief Hidden prices drive up costs throughout the health care system. There are a variety of ways to increase transparency, which is key to lowering health care costs.

by Maura Calsyn | Thursday, April 3, 2014

Providing Access to Affordable, Flexible Health Plans Through Self-Insurance

Maura CalsynMaura Calsyn, Director of Health Policy, testifies before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.

by Maura Calsyn | Friday, February 28, 2014