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A new analysis estimates prices for 30-day supplies of the first 10 Medicare Part D drugs undergoing price negotiations, with monthly reductions as high as $6,500 for some drugs.
Feb 21, 2024
Nicole Rapfogel writes in The Ripon Forum about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act.
Feb 16, 2024
The Ripon Forum
This fact sheet summarizes a recent Center for American Progress report highlighting the use of federal investments from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to replace dangerous lead service lines and advance public health among vulnerable communities.
Feb 5, 2024
Jill Rosenthal, Allie Schneider, Hailey Gibbs, 1 More
Pennsylvania and Wisconsin offer lessons for how states can remove lead service lines and protect community health by maximizing the unprecedented opportunity provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
The federal government must target additional incentives and offer assistance in leveraging existing resources to community health centers and rural hospitals so that they can build stable, climate-resilient operations for their patients.
Feb 1, 2024
Marquisha Johns, Jill Rosenthal
DACA recipients collectively earn nearly $27.9 billion and contribute nearly $2.1 billion to Social Security and Medicare each year, making the economy and their communities stronger.
Jan 25, 2024
Trinh Q. Truong, Silva Mathema
This report offers policy principles for employer public option reform to help reduce the cost of employer-sponsored insurance; lower health care prices; and increase workers’ access to affordable, comprehensive coverage.
Natasha Murphy, Sam Hughes, Nicole Rapfogel
Federal policymakers should act to lower health insurance costs and improve affordability for both employers and workers.
Sam Hughes, Nicole Rapfogel, Emily Gee
These briefs emphasize the benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act’s Medicare prescription drug price negotiation program for affordability and health equity.
Jan 23, 2024
Sophia Weaver, Marquisha Johns, Andrea Ducas, 3 More
Jamie Crooks, Devon Ombres, Ben Olinsky
Policymakers must focus on long-term structural changes in order to reduce the negative interactions of people with mental health disabilities with police.
Jan 11, 2024
Mia Ives-Rublee, Christina Stafford
In an op-ed for The Post and Courier, Jill Rosenthal explains how the United States’ response to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) illustrates the promise and pitfalls of our public health system.
Jan 4, 2024
The Post and Courier
This brief, filed by the Center for American Progress and the NAACP in response to Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services et al., emphasizes the benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act’s Medicare prescription drug price negotiation program for affordability and health equity.
Dec 22, 2023
Sophia Weaver, Marquisha Johns, Andrea Ducas
New HSA proposals expand tax shelters for the wealthy while failing to address health care affordability challenges.
Dec 13, 2023
Jean Ross, Andrea Ducas
Despite extremists’ assertions, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) does not facilitate abortion access but does improve pregnancy and other health outcomes for women and girls, as well as promote strong partnerships and democratic principles in key nations; it is also indispensable to the elimination of HIV/AIDS by 2030.
Nov 17, 2023
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
Ohio’s Issue 1 ballot initiative to codify the legal status of abortion in the state constitution affects both abortion access and maternal mortality rates.
Nov 8, 2023
Sabrina Talukder, Tracy Weitz, Sara Estep, 3 More
Kierra B. Jones, Amina Khalique, Isabela Salas-Betsch
New analysis makes clear that the Inflation Reduction Act’s inflation rebates should extend to the commercial market.
Nov 1, 2023
Drug companies must prioritize access to and set affordable prices for birth control and drugs that treat postpartum depression.
Oct 16, 2023
Kierra B. Jones
This report discusses how money flows through the pharmaceutical ecosystem and how policymakers should address high prices.
Oct 12, 2023
Sam Hughes, Nicole Rapfogel
The Center for American Progress submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in response to the agency’s proposed lower lead dust hazard standards and clearance levels for child-occupied homes and child care facilities.
Oct 4, 2023
Jill Rosenthal, Hailey Gibbs, Allie Schneider
This fact sheet summarizes a recent Center for American Progress report outlining the need for a whole-of-government, society-wide approach to addressing the complex challenges posed by the opioid overdose epidemic.
Sep 21, 2023
Trinh Q. Truong, Debu Gandhi, Jill Rosenthal, 5 More
Marquisha Johns, Mariam Rashid, Dan Restrepo, Akua Amaning, Cleo Bluthenthal
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.
The opioid epidemic is a complex public health crisis that can be ameliorated by addressing root causes of drug use; expanding access to treatment and harm reduction strategies; and reducing the supply of illicit opioids entering the United States.
Sep 20, 2023
The Healthy Families Act would finally guarantee paid sick leave for employees in the United States, bolstering public health and the U.S. economy.
Sep 5, 2023
Molly Weston Williamson
Price negotiation will improve access and affordability for Medicare Part D drugs for seniors.
Aug 30, 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
The preschool years present a critical developmental period sensitive to changes in public health and social policy, for which robust investments in programs that support families can improve intergenerational outcomes.
Allie Schneider, Hailey Gibbs
Daily climate and health care utilization data from Virginia illuminate the health care costs of extreme heat, which amount to approximately $1 billion every summer when extrapolated nationally.
Jun 27, 2023
Steven Woolf, Joseph Morina, Evan French, 6 More
Adam Funk, Roy Sabo, Stephen Fong, Jeremy Hoffman, Derek Chapman, Alex Krist
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.
An abortion doula in Washington, D.C., describes how restrictions on abortion and medication abortions hurt the marginalized communities they serve.
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.
Illinois pediatrician Stephanie Liou describes how the overturn of Roe v. Wade caused confusion and misinformation about abortion access to spread among adolescents.
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