Live updates from day 2 of Health Action 2014.
Live updates from Health Action 2014.
Health advocates share the hope that the Affordable Care Act will reduce the racial and ethnic health disparities that remain realities in today’s health care system. These disparities transcend age, gender, and ailment.
A Washington federal court’s recent ruling on the validity of premium tax credits confirmed what most people have assumed since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in 2010: the original intent of the law was to make premium tax credits available in all states to help make insurance affordable, regardless of whether the marketplace is operated by the state or the federal government.
Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the latest data from the National Health Expenditure Accounts, which show the portion of our economy that was devoted to health care spending in 2012. The data show that, while health care spending is growing, the rate of growth has slowed. As a result, the share of GDP that is comprised of health care spending went from 17.3 percent in 2011 to 17.2 percent in 2012.
Throughout the past six months, the health care advocacy community has focused on outreach and enrollment in the new health insurance marketplaces. This work will continue, but with the New Year, we welcome another exciting frontier for advocacy as marketplaces start to prepare for 2015 and the requirements for the health plans that they will sell in that year and beyond.
Families USA’s annual Health Action Conference will give health care advocates across the country the chance to come together and discuss these and other issues about the future of health care reform.
Free or Subsidized Health Coverage Available to Most Uninsured African Americans through Affordable Care Act
Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that gave more than 4 million uninsured African Americans one more reason to celebrate this holiday season.
The flexibility and affordability of new health plans under the Affordable Care Act has led to an increased number of young adults buying health coverage.
Though the media often criticize Millennials for their so-called "invincible" attitudes toward their own health, research shows that young adults want to buy health insurance. However, in the past, it was hard for young adults to find coverage options that met their budgets and specific health care needs.