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Health Policy

We advance health coverage, health care access and affordability, public health and equity, and quality and efficiency in health care payment and delivery.

A health care professional measures a worker's blood pressure, 2005. (Getty/Smith Collection/Gado/Centers for Disease Control/CDC Connects)

What We're Doing

Expanding affordable health coverage

We are dedicated to bolstering affordable, high-quality health coverage options. By building on the Affordable Care Act, closing the Medicaid coverage gap, and developing progressive solutions for a world in which everyone can access care.

Advancing public health and equity

We are working to reduce health inequities and advance health in all communities that permeate the health care system at every level and foster disparate outcomes.

Lowering health costs for consumers

We are finding ways to reduce costs while improving health care quality and addressing the social and economic factors that influence health. Via delivery system and payment reform, the government has ample opportunities to bolster efficiency and quality in health care.

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How Your Tax Dollars Are Subsidizing Drug Companies Video

How Your Tax Dollars Are Subsidizing Drug Companies

Millions of Americans are seeing the cost of their medications go up, but drug companies are getting two bites out of our pocketbook.

Thomas Huelskoetter, Andrew Satter

Keeping Our Promise to America’s Vets by Saving Medicaid Video

Keeping Our Promise to America’s Vets by Saving Medicaid

Retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alexis Scott relies on Medicaid to help her treat injuries she sustained while on duty in Iraq.

Aki Suzuki, Michael Richardson, Rejane Frederick

Trump’s First 100 Days in 100 Seconds Video

Trump’s First 100 Days in 100 Seconds

Watch a 100-second run-down of Trump's chaotic first 100 days.

the Center for American Progress

Eight Important Facts About the King v. Burwell Decision Video
 (King v Burwell Supreme Court)

Eight Important Facts About the King v. Burwell Decision

An unfavorable ruling in the King v. Burwell case would be disastrous for the millions of people who get health care on the federal exchange.

Andrew Satter

King v. Burwell Explained in 3 Minutes Video

King v. Burwell Explained in 3 Minutes

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

Lauren Malkani, Ian Millhiser

9 Judges, 9 Million Lives Video

9 Judges, 9 Million Lives

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.

Andrew Satter

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

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

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.

Andrew Satter

Obamacare and the LGBT Community Video

Obamacare and the LGBT Community

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.

Kellan Baker, Andrew Cray

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