Families USA and 17 other consumer groups sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging passage of surprise bill legislation that fully protects consumers while preventing inflation in health care costs.
If the Texas vs. United States lawsuit overturns the Affordable Care Act, the veterans who become completely uninsured as a result will outnumber the entire U.S. Army and Marine Corps combined.
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.
On July 15, Families USA sent this letter to Capitol Hill in support of H.R. 748, the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019, which will be considered by the full House of Representatives on July 17.
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.
Top 9 Occupations of the Employed but Uninsured in North Carolina Who Would Benefit from Expanding Medicaid
If North Carolina chooses to accept federal dollars to expand Medicaid, 407,000 uninsured low-wage workers could gain health coverage. In addition to improving access to health care, Medicaid expansion would boost North Carolina’s economy.
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.
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.
In January 2019, Families USA submitted these comments to the administration on its Medicaid Managed Care Proposed Rule. Our comments focus on proposed changes to sections related to information requirements, network adequacy, Medicaid managed care quality rating system/quality review, and appeals and grievance processes.