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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.

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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 advance health in all communities and reduce health inequities that foster disparate outcomes. This includes addressing the significant vulnerabilities in our public health system to ensure that it is more resilient and ready to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and future health threats.

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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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

Video: 3 Myths About Obamacare Video
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Video: 3 Myths About Obamacare

Dr. Christopher Lillis of Doctors for America debunks three of the biggest myths surrounding the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Christopher Lillis

The Need for Paid Sick Leave Video

The Need for Paid Sick Leave

Sarah Jane Glynn explains the benefits of implementing paid sick leave for our nation's workers.

Sarah Jane Glynn

3 Ways Ending Obamacare Will Hurt Women Video

3 Ways Ending Obamacare Will Hurt Women

Jessica Arons explains why striking down the law would have dire consequences for millions of women.

Jessica Arons

You’re Covered: The End of Pre-Existing Conditions Video

You’re Covered: The End of Pre-Existing Conditions

Dr. Alice Chen of Doctors for America, a Center for American Progress partner organization, explains that the new health reform law ends the practice of insurance companies denying coverage because of a pre-existing condition.

Alice Chen

Health Reform Worked in Massachusetts Video

Health Reform Worked in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley talked about the success of the state’s health care law at a CAP event.

Video: Health Care by the Numbers Video

Video: Health Care by the Numbers

Can we afford health care reform? With over 46 million Americans uninsured, we can't afford not to. Watch this video for more information.

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