In this July 10, 2019 testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Frederick Isasi, Executive Director at Families USA, discusses the disastrous effects on families across this nation if federal judges choose to strike down the Affordable Care Act in the Texas v. United States lawsuit.
Broderick Crawford has been working in health care for over 30 years and is a dedicated community health leader focused on improving the lives the people in his community. Our Partnerships Coordinator, Raven Gomez, spoke with Broderick about his work, health equity in health system transformation, and insights for fellow advocates.
On July 9, 2019, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans will hear oral arguments in the case Texas v. United States. This case threatens access to health care and financial security for millions of Americans. In December 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor issued a dangerous ruling that would strike down the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA), including provisions that:
Key Messages: Striking down the Affordable Care Act will fall harshly on America's children, especially those who have a pre-existing condition. The law ensures that no child can be denied health care coverage based on a pre-existing condition.
The drug pricing system in this country is broken. Lifesaving medicines are frequently priced out of reach, resulting in nearly one third of Americans reporting that they have not taken their medication as prescribed due to cost. Despite an overwhelming need and broad public support, very little substantive action has been taken on the federal level. With prescription drug prices continuing to rise, many Americans are left asking, “Will anything be done?” Statehouses across the nation may hold the answer to their question.
Medicare Oral Health Coverage for Your State Would Improve Health, Reduce Health Care Costs: Factsheets for all 50 states and DC
These factsheets highlight how seniors and people disabilities in each state would be better able to achieve oral health, overall health, and reduced health care costs and the cost benefits of including oral health coverage in Medicare. Like a key to open a locked door, adding oral health coverage to Medicare would help nearly 60 million seniors and people with disabilities in this country achieve oral health.
In Texas v. United States, 18 states are asking unelected federal judges to repeal the ACA, the most significant domestic policy legislation enacted by Congress in generations. If this suit succeeds, millions of families in America will lose health coverage and affordable access to essential health care.
Allowing Discrimination!?: Trump Administration Proposes to Undo ACA's Nondiscrimination Protections
This webinar covers the new proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that would weaken the Affordable Care Act’s prohibitions against discrimination in health care and erase protections against discrimination based on gender identity or sex.
The proposal specifically threatens access to care for certain population groups, but it additionally weakens nondiscrimination protections that apply to:
In September 2016, Zoe Williams got the text message that no parent wants to get: her 3-year old child had fallen in the park and was severely injured. Before panic could takeover, Zoe rushed to get her child medical care. After first going to an in-network urgent care center, she followed the advice of her physician and took an ambulance to Denver Health hospital. There was fear her child may have had a spine injury, and she would do anything possible to get the care needed. In the world of parenting, she did everything right.