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Health coverage is key to accessing health care and preventive services. The Center for American Progress has long researched, developed, and advocated for policies that expand health coverage, strengthen access to care, and improve affordability. The following research and analyses illustrate gaps in health coverage and propose ways to improve access to care.
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CAP played a major role in passing—and then defending—the Affordable Care Act, which has since saved countless lives and made health care more accessible to all Americans.
Nov 13, 2023
Matthew Gossage, Madalyn Reagan, Toni Pandolfo, 3 More
Ashley Joo, Hai-Lam Phan, Jeremy Hill
New analysis makes clear that the Inflation Reduction Act’s inflation rebates should extend to the commercial market.
Nov 1, 2023
Join the Center for American Progress as we celebrate 20 years of innovative policy solutions and look boldly forward to a progressive future.
Oct 25, 2023
State policymakers are using innovation waivers through the Affordable Care Act to increase affordability and expand coverage access—and federal administrative action can support their efforts.
Oct 23, 2023
This report discusses how money flows through the pharmaceutical ecosystem and how policymakers should address high prices.
Oct 12, 2023
Sam Hughes, Nicole Rapfogel
This toolkit provides guidance for reproductive rights and disability rights organizations and others who seek to submit a comment on the Biden administration’s proposed rule on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Sep 21, 2023
In their op-ed published by The 74, Jill Rosenthal and Michelle Fiscus explain why routine immunizations are necessary to keep kids and communities safe and what role schools can play in immunization efforts.
Sep 9, 2023
Jill Rosenthal, Michelle Fiscus
Price negotiation will improve access and affordability for Medicare Part D drugs for seniors.
Aug 30, 2023
Marquisha Johns writes in The Hill why reauthorizing the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Response Act is essential to avoid drug supply chain issues and shortages.
Aug 27, 2023
Jul 19, 2023
The Inflation Reduction Act’s Medicare drug price negotiation provision will improve access to and affordability of medications that help women, Black, Hispanic or Latino, LGBTQI+, and disabled beneficiaries.
Jul 17, 2023
Gillian Tisdale, Nicole Rapfogel
Policymakers can address the decline in routine childhood vaccination rates in the United States by improving access and boosting confidence in childhood vaccines, and by making vaccination the easiest and most sensible choice.
Jul 6, 2023
Policymaking that considers the unique developmental needs of young children, as well as their lived experiences and that of their families, can set the foundation for health and well-being throughout life.
Jun 29, 2023
Hailey Gibbs, Allie Schneider
Doctors, doulas, and nurse practitioners detail their experiences since the overturn of Roe v. Wade and their fears in the rapidly evolving legal landscape of abortion care.
Jun 23, 2023
Restrictions on abortion force a Texas OB-GYN to change how she operates her practice.
A South Texas OB-GYN resident sees patients suffering worse health outcomes in the aftermath of the state’s near-total abortion ban and restrictions.
An abortion doula in Washington, D.C., details her experiences offering care to patients traveling from across the country to access care.
In the absence of federal protections, state legislatures have become arbiters of abortion access, with some states banning or severely restricting abortion and others improving and protecting it.
Jun 15, 2023
Becca Damante, Kierra B. Jones
This article details six foundational principles for providing inclusive and high-quality birth control and family planning care to all people.
May 22, 2023
Kierra B. Jones
New analysis shows that millions of veterans may experience delays in receiving their pensions, disability compensation, educational allowances, or health care if Congress doesn’t raise, suspend, or eliminate the debt ceiling.
May 17, 2023
Lily Roberts, Sara Estep
Mia Ives-Rublee explains how instituting Medicaid work requirements could be detrimental to thousands of Americans.
May 16, 2023
A ruling in the latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act erodes access to zero-cost preventive care for millions of Americans.
May 4, 2023
Natasha Murphy, Sam Hughes
The first 10 drugs negotiated under the Inflation Reduction Act are likely to include treatments for chronic conditions—such as diabetes, cancer, and autoimmune disorders—and be used by millions of beneficiaries.
Apr 26, 2023
The creation of additional bureaucracy to take basic supports away from Americans would be costly to the federal government and ineffective in promoting employment.
Apr 25, 2023
El acceso al aborto con medicamentos es un componente vital de la salud reproductiva.
Apr 18, 2023
Maggie Jo Buchanan, Sabrina Talukder, Kierra B. Jones, 5 More
Ala Al Sadi, Hai-Lam Phan, Toni Pandolfo, Andrew Sonntag, Madalyn Reagan
A Vaccines for Adults program is critical to expand vaccine access among uninsured adults and boost vaccination rates, therefore promoting equity and reducing health disparities.
Access to medication abortion with mifepristone is a vital component of reproductive health care.
Apr 14, 2023
The fourth and final report in this Center for American Progress series highlighting best practices to improve and expand access to contraception at the state level focuses on the importance of contraceptive quality measures.
Mar 29, 2023
North Carolina has approved Medicaid expansion—a move to bring in federal funds to bolster rural hospitals and increase resources for mental health.
Mar 27, 2023
Natasha Murphy, Nicole Rapfogel
Please join the Center for American Progress for a virtual panel discussion on the importance of medication abortion and taking politics out of drug safety.
Mar 23, 2023
Maggie Jo Buchanan, Sabrina Talukder, Patrick Gaspard, 1 More
Rep. Lizzie Fletcher
Maggie Jo Buchanan addresses the dangerous impacts the decision in Alliance of Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration could have on drug safety in the United States.
Mar 21, 2023
Maggie Jo Buchanan
This collection features stories from Americans whose lives were changed by the Affordable Care Act.
Mar 20, 2023
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The third report in this Center for American Progress series explores how states can pursue family planning options through Medicaid to expand access to contraception and other vital reproductive health services.
Mar 15, 2023
This fact sheet accompanies a new Center for American Progress report on best practices to expand and improve access to contraception at the state level, covering common implementation challenges and offering recommendations for implementing contraceptive quality measures.
Feb 28, 2023
This fact sheet accompanies a new Center for American Progress report on best practices to expand and improve access to contraception at the state level, covering common implementation challenges and offering recommendations to states pursuing family planning expansions through Section 1115 Medicaid waivers and state plan amendments (SPAs).
Feb 22, 2023
To address hospital consolidation, improve competition, and protect consumers from higher health care costs, state legislatures should act to strengthen and support state attorneys general antitrust enforcement authority.
Feb 16, 2023
Sam Hughes, Natasha Murphy
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