Issue Brief A recent increase in voluntary exemptions from childhood vaccinations threatens Americans’ public health. We look at how to correct the problem.
Calls for a one-year delay of the individual mandate due to technical issues with the Affordable Care Act rollout are unnecessary and harmful.
Issue Brief Due to the health law’s lower premiums, its deficit reduction will increase by 174 percent.
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.
Small businesses may choose an option under the Affordable Care Act that would disproportionately harm minority employees.
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.
Issue Brief Physicians are increasingly practicing defensive medicine to avoid lawsuits, but this trend increases costs and doesn’t improve health care outcomes.
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.
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.
As 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.
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.
If 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.
This 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.