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The Untold Toll of Medicaid Unwinding

With the end of COVID-19 public health emergency-induced flexibilities, nearly 20 million people have lost Medicaid health insurance coverage. Some of these losses were due to those who were found to ...

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A Father’s Reflection: Aftershock and the Urgency of Black Maternal Health

As a married Black father, the world that my wife and I have built together revolves around the joy and responsibility of raising our two young kids, Olivia Joy, and Caleb. Together, we navigate raisi...

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Families USA Submits Comments on CMS 2025 Medicare Advantage and Part D Advance Notice for Changes to Medicare Advantage Payment Policies

Families USA submitted comments on the Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2025 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates and Part C and Part D Payment Policies (i.e., 2...

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Families USA’s Comments On Notice Of Benefit And Payment Parameters For 2025

The “notice of benefit and payment parameters” is a federal rule, issued annually, that updates parameters for health plans operating in the federal and state marketplaces, and can make changes in...

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Key Recommendations for Continued Equity Improvements, FY2025 IPPS Proposed Rule, IQR Program

Hospitals are essential to the U.S. health care system and have a critical responsibility to drive improvements in health equity and must be held accountable for driving those improvements and reversi...

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Policy Development Strategies to Improve Maternal Health

Building a health care system that centers the needs of our mothers and babies requires new policy approaches: The United States is in the midst of a maternal health crisis. Women are dying at rate...

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One-Pagers: Investing in Our Moms – Three Ways State Medicaid Programs Can Improve Maternal Health

The United States is in the midst of a maternal health crisis. Women are dying at rates the U.S. has not experienced since the 1960s. Maternal mortality rates increased by nearly 38% year-over-year fr...

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2024 State Legislative Outlook: Top 10 Health Policies for Health Advocates’ Agendas in the Year Ahead

Over the last year, health advocates across the country worked with their state policymakers to secure meaningful progress toward our collective goal to improve health equity, bolster health coverage,...

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The Difference a Year Makes in the World of Medicare: A Look at the Impact

It has been exactly one year since the Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law, putting significant drug pricing reforms into effect that both expand access to medication and make it more affo...

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Celebrating Disability Pride Month With Ola Ojewumi

  July is Disability Pride Month, and Families USA was honored to have a conversation with Disability Rights Activist Ola Ojewumi about her personal health care journey and the work she do...

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