Affordable oral health care is necessary for all of us to stay healthy and pain-free. This August recess, use this toolkit help your networks understand that any effort to reform the U.S. health coverage system must include comprehensive oral health coverage to fully improve American’s health and reduce health costs.
This brief summarizes 2019 state legislative activity on surprise medical bills.
This summary outlines significant policies that advanced in 2019 addressing prescription drug prices in states all over the country. Advocates and lawmakers can gain a sense of what has been made possible this legislative session, and gain insight into what could come next to tackle high drug prices.
Health and Health Care in 2019 Legislative Sessions: States Step Up on Public Options, Coverage, Drug Pricing, and More
Oral Health Coverage in the 2019 State Legislatures: Victories, Budget Cuts, and Opportunities for Future Progress
Comprehensive oral health coverage allows us all to have better oral health, better overall health, and improved quality of life. Yet oral health coverage and care remain out of reach for millions of people in America — particularly adults who rely on Medicare and Medicaid for their health coverage. Many states, however, are realizing and elevating the importance of oral health as they improve dental coverage for adult Medicaid participants.
Families USA's Letter to Senators Grassley and Wyden on The Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act 2019
On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, the Senate Finance Committee announced the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019, groundbreaking bipartisan legislation to improve the lives of millions of families in our country.
Health Services Initiatives: Using a CHIP State Plan Option to Address Asthma Among Children in Low-Income Households
Asthma remains one of the most pressing, costly, and persistent public health problems. It affects more than 26 million people in the United States, including over 6 million children. In-home interventions and other community-based activities can be highly effective in addressing asthma and its triggers. Yet a lack of coverage under the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid creates barriers to providing these nontraditional services.
Leveraging the Health Care System to Prevent and Mitigate ACEs and Advance Health Equity in Childhood
All children deserve the opportunity to achieve their full potential, but children of color and other marginalized groups are impacted by deeply entrenched structural and systemic economic, racial, and ethnic inequities that increase exposure to adverse experiences and disproportionately affect their health. This webinar will discuss policies and strategies to leverage the health care system to address ACEs resulting from the combined effects of racial and other inequities and experiences of early adversity on health, so that all children, and their families, may thrive.