This series lays out arguments against cutting health care programs like Medicaid and Medicare in an effort to reduce government spending.
Explains what to tell people about how the Affordable Care Act will help them, depending on their age, employment status, and whether they have insurance.
Explains the new method of determining eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP, which now matches the method used for other health care programs and for calculating financial assistance with health insurance.
Shows the number of people in each state who have cancer, diabetes, chronic lung disease, or heart disease and who rely on Medicaid, including breakdowns by racial and ethnic group.
Lays out the ways the Affordable Care Act will help seniors and people with disabilities who have Medicare by improving health care quality and making Medicare more financially secure.
Presents best practices for state advocates on story banking and engaging young adults, including how to start collecting consumer stories and how to use social media to reach young adults.
Explains the problems with allowing health insurance companies to sell plans in states where they are not licensed, including insurers evading and undermining consumer protections.
This brief can help advocates think about whether a Basic Health program would work in their state; discusses problems Basic Health could address and key issues to consider.
Explains how the new state exchanges required by the Affordable Care Act will improve health coverage for state residents and small businesses.