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Advocacy Resource: Ensuring the Medicare Drug Negotiation Program Prioritizes Families and Consumers

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) was a critical moment in the effort to achieve lower and more affordable drug costs. Most notably, the IRA finally gave Medicare the authority to negotiate pr...

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Keeping Health Insurance Affordable in Illinois: Why We Need Robust Rate Review

For many individuals and small businesses, the cost of health insurance is unaffordable, unpredictable and likely to keep rising — unless Illinois takes action now. Unlike in many other states, Illi...

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2023 Health Justice Advocate of the Year for Health Care Value – Adam Fox

"2023 Health Justice Advocate of the Year for Health Care Value - Adam Fox" [embed]https://youtu.be/mN3Uxoq1IEk[/embed] Families USA has recognized Adam Fox, Deputy Director of Colorado Consumer H...

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What It Costs to Have a Baby in America: A State-by-State Analysis

High and rising health care prices are hurting America’s families. These high prices, driven largely by hospital consolidation, drive down workers’ paychecks, rachet up insurance premiums, and for...

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Consumers First Letter to 118th Congress

Consumers First, an alliance that brings together the interests of consumers, employers, labor unions, and primary care clinicians working to realign and improve the fundamental economic incentives an...

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Working Toward True Health Care Payment Reform to Ensure Our Health Care System Serves Families and Patients

The way the US pays for health care is a major driver of unaffordable, low-quality care and poor health for our nation's families and individuals. Despite a decade of payment reform, volume-based paym...

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How Illinois Can Make Health Insurance More Affordable

Increases in health care costs are negatively impacting individuals and small businesses in Illinois (and in other states) by making health insurance less affordable. This paper, developed by Famil...

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The No Surprises Act faces legal threats. Here’s why you should care

Nicki Pogue is a healthy person with good health insurance. She even ran a high-altitude race to celebrate her 50th birthday. When Nicki felt ill shortly after she did what any of us in her situation ...

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Consumers, Workers, Employers Back Administration to Keep Surprise Billing Protections Strong Amidst Threats

Nearly 60 organizations representing patients, consumers, workers, and employers came together to send this letter to the Biden Administration emphasizing the need to stand firmly with patients and co...

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Do the Right Thing: Shifting Health Care Payment Systems to Value-Based Incentives to Achieve Health Equity and Promote Racial Justice

The following report details the potential of payment reform to transform our health care system into one that facilitates health equity and promotes racial justice by comprehensively providing disenf...

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