Examines four kinds of protections states have put in place that are designed to protect low-income, uninsured, or underinsured Americans from medical debt
Discusses the gaps in the current health coverage system in each state and explains how the Affordable Care Act will fill those gaps and help state residents.
We recently asked you, the members of the Stand Up for Health Care community, to let us know how health reform will affect your lives. The response was overwhelming. And while opponents of reform are relying on tired old rhetoric, we’ve collected stories from people like you whose lives will be better thanks to health reform.
Jean from Minnesota told us,
Learn why expanding home- and community-based care is cost-effective in the long run and how states can do it using two new Medicaid options in the Affordable Care Act.
Explores the many ways the Affordable Care Act helps eliminate health disparities by improving access to health care for communities of color.
Immediately after the 2010 elections, with an eye towards a possible run for president, Texas Governor Rick Perry suggested that his state should consider dropping the Medicaid program. While this suggestion may endear him to conservative activists in his party, implementing this idea would cause huge problems for Texas and its many citizens who rely on Medicaid for their health lifeline. The same would be true in any other state that dropped the program.
Protecting Seniors and People with Disabilities: Why It Is Important to Preserve the Maintenance of Effort Requirement in the Affordable Care Act
Discusses how stripping the maintenance of effort requirement from the Affordable Care Act will negatively affect Medicaid enrollees, their families, and their state economies.
Provides new national and state data on how many Americans have out-of-pocket health care spending that exceeds caps created by the Affordable Care Act.
Presents new national and state data showing how cutting Medicaid would harm seniors, people with disabilities, their families, state workers, and the long-term care infrastructure.
Shows the number of people in each state who have cancer, diabetes, chronic lung disease, or heart disease and who rely on Medicaid, including breakdowns by racial and ethnic group.