November is Native American Heritage month. It’s a time to celebrate the rich history, culture, and traditions of American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs), and elevate the many contributions they have made to our nation. But to truly honor American Indians and Alaska Natives, we must work together to eliminate the profound health inequities AI/AN people face, and ensure that our government honors their treaty responsibilities to ensure the health and welfare of these communities.
High prescription drug prices hurt families and consumers by adding financial stress to devastating illness.
States have led the way to take action against high and rising drug prices, and with the help of advocates this action can continue and grow in 2019.
On this webinar, we explore options and approaches to state drug pricing policy, including a special focus on how states can build upon the success of price transparency laws to provide meaningful information that spurs broader changes.
Racial and ethnic health inequities undermine our communities and our health care system. Our infographic shows some of the more prevalent health inequities that afflict Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in the United States (compared to non-Hispanic whites).
Racial and ethnic health inequities undermine our communities and our health care system. Our infographic shows some of the more prevalent health inequities that afflict American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States (compared to non-Hispanic whites).
The Health Equity Task Force for Delivery and Payment Transformation’s Top 19 Recommendations for 2019 and Beyond.
Families USA commented on the Trump Administration’s proposed “public charge” rule. Under the administration’s proposal, immigrants could be considered a public charge, and therefore denied entry to the country or denied the right to adjust status and become a lawful permanent resident, if they receive Medicaid or certain other public benefits for a period of time.
Charlie Alfero is the Executive Director of The Southwest Center for Health Innovation and the New Mexico Primary Care Training Consortium and a member of Families USA’s Health Equity Task Force for Delivery and Payment Transformation. We asked him why Health Action 2019: Fighting For America’s Families will be his fourth Health Action Conference.
NCCI Holds its First Briefing – A Bipartisan Event with Experts from Families USA and the American Enterprise Institute
Three out of four uninsured Americans are eligible for coverage through state and federal health care programs, yet they remain unenrolled. More than a third of the uninsured (38 percent) are missing out on a chance to receive coverage that is essentially free: either Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), of qualified health plans with premiums that are fully covered by premium tax credits.
Oral health matters for seniors in rural America. In rural areas, nearly one-fifth of residents are 65 and over. This population faces major barriers to good oral health, including cost, lack of dental coverage, and limited access to providers. Without addressing these barriers, rural seniors’ overall health is worse, and our health care system is paying the price. Our new factsheet explains rural seniors’ barriers to oral health and the solutions policymakers can take to address them.
UPDATE: 1/8/19 - Links to Families USA's comments on the proposed Program Integrity Rule are available here.