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How the Affordable Care Act Helps Young Adults

Demonstrators outside Ohio Statehouse article icon 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.

by Maura Calsyn and Lindsay Rosenthal | Monday, May 20, 2013

Why Gender-Identity Nondiscrimination in Insurance Makes Sense

article icon 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.

by Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray | Thursday, May 2, 2013

How the Affordable Care Act Can Help Same-Sex Couples

Rally in support of health insurance for the partners of gay employeesAs 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.

by Andrew Cray and Kellan Baker | Friday, April 26, 2013

10 Frequently Asked Questions About Medicaid Expansion

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.

by Sarah Baron | Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Access to Medicaid Reduces Mortality Rates

Supreme CourtIf 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.

by Maura Calsyn and Lindsay Rosenthal | Monday, April 1, 2013

There Is a Lot to Celebrate for Women’s Health on the Third Anniversary of Obamacare

Women and MedicaidThis 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.

by Lindsay Rosenthal | Friday, March 29, 2013

Only 3 Years Old, the Affordable Care Act Is Already Having a Big Impact

Brianny AbreauThe changes Obamacare is making to the way our health care is delivered and paid for benefits millions of American families.

by Emily Oshima Lee | Monday, March 25, 2013

Addressing Gay and Transgender and HIV/AIDS Issues in Health Care Reform

As we move to implement the Affordable Care Act in its entirety, we must be sure to consider how the law will affect gay and transgender Americans and people with HIV, as discussed at a recent CAP event.

by Kellan Baker and Christopher Frost | Friday, March 22, 2013

How the Ryan Budget Impacts Seniors

Marty Robertson, Bernadette WinkoThe latest House Republican budget is an assault on seniors—from the health care and prescription drugs they need to stay healthy, to the care they need in their twilight years, to the very meals they eat.

by Anna Chu | Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Ryan Budget Includes Devastating Health Care Cost Increases for Seniors—Again

Senior in doctor's officeThe latest House Republican budget resolution’s treatment of Medicare will result in higher annual premiums for seniors and increasingly unaffordable health care costs in retirement.

by Emily Oshima Lee | Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Public-Health Advocates Should Support the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act

Sen.Tom Cobun (R-OK)The HIV Organ Policy Equity, or HOPE, Act represents a positive step forward for sensible HIV and health policy by removing outdated barriers to common-sense procedures for the donation of life-saving organs.

by Andrew Cray | Monday, March 11, 2013

We Can’t Afford to Ignore the Benefits of Breastfeeding

BreastfeedingWe must institute policies in America that support and assist new mothers who want to breastfeed their babies but can’t afford to take time off or who need counseling through the process.

by Jane Farrell | Friday, March 8, 2013

Cutting Title X Family Planning in the Sequester Hurts Women’s Reproductive Health

Community health careUnder the sequester, Title X could be cut by $15 million, which would significantly impact critical family-planning and reproductive-health services for women nationwide.

by Lindsay Rosenthal | Thursday, February 28, 2013

Shared Decision Making Improves Care and Reduces Costs

Doctor and patient in doctor's officePhysicians should more widely use shared decision making, which will benefit physicians and patients alike.

by Emily Oshima Lee and Zeke Emanuel | Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Infographic: Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age to 67 Would Increase Costs and Harm Seniors

An infographic shows how raising the eligibility age would increase health care costs and cause harm to seniors across the country.

by Lindsay Rosenthal and Emily Oshima Lee | Tuesday, December 11, 2012