Even as healthcare has become a politically charged issue this year, we’ve seen oral health advocates work diligently and some states make progress to improve oral health benefits in their Medicaid programs. This week, with overwhelming bipartisan support, Maryland became the latest state to authorize a dental benefit for adults in its Medicaid program.
Yesterday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirmed that the House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would roll back the clock on years of progress toward health care for all and devastate the American health care system.
Efforts in Congress to cut Medicaid jeopardize a critical source of health coverage for veterans. Approximately 1.75 million veterans—nearly 1 in 10—have Medicaid as a source of coverage.
Having failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act in a single bill, the Trump Administration and ACA opponents in Congress are expected to attack the law in a piecemeal fashion. Here's what we'll be tracking.
On top of Republican plans to repeal the federal health reform law, there’s another threat to the Affordable Care Act looming in the courts.
A legal case, House v. Price (formerly House v. Burwell), now before the Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, challenges part of the ACA that lowers deductibles and other out-of-pocket health care costs for people with modest incomes.
After narrowly passing the House of Representatives, the Republican bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act is now moving to the Senate.
In these early stages of the Senate debate over repealing the Affordable Care Act, it is critical that senators understand that they should not put their constituents’ health care at risk. Now is the time to mobilize your networks and encourage them to reach out to their senators.
The recently finalized “marketplace stabilization” rule will have significant impacts for consumers by making coverage less affordable and making the process of enrolling more difficult. This blog will review the main implications of the rule for the enrollment process and policy, specifically focusing on changes to open enrollment periods, special enrollment periods, and rules for those who have missed premium payments. It will also provide ideas for how to minimize the potential consequences of this rule.
While today’s vote was not entirely unexpected, it does not make it any less devastating. Those who voted for the bill will regret it.
The House of Representatives just passed a bill that will devastate America’s health care system, pulling the rug out from under some of our country’s most vulnerable people – like children and seniors in nursing homes.
We know how the House Republican bill could affect people who get insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace and Medicaid. But what has been overlooked is how the bill, known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA), could affect the coverage people get through their jobs. In other words: The Republican bill could make everybody’s coverage worse.