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Health Care: Archives

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

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

How Will Immigration Reform Impact the Medicare Trust Fund?

Immigration activists article icon Issue Brief Immigration reform that provides legal status and earned citizenship to undocumented immigrants would extend the solvency of the Medicare trust fund by four years and provide a net contribution to the trust fund for the next three decades.

by Patrick Oakford and Robert Lynch | Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Reproductive Politics of Living on the Brink

reproductive rights, family planning, low-incomeWomen need reproductive autonomy to achieve economic security and improved health.

by Heidi Williamson | Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Infographic: What Do African American Women Think?

African American women give their opinions on how best to protect their own health and the health of their communities.

by Heidi Williamson | Monday, February 24, 2014

The Human Toll of Texas’s Decision to Not Expand Medicaid

Israel portrait play_alt icon Video The Center for American Progress visited the Rio Grande Valley, one of the poorest areas in the entire country, to see what Texas's decision not to expand Medicaid means for the thousands of working-poor Texans living there.

by Andrew Satter | Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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 and 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