Explains what Medicaid Section 1115 waivers are and how advocates can take advantage of new rules that give them a bigger voice in the waiver process.
A Call to Action for Health Equity Leaders: Health Care Transformation Efforts Must Include a Strong Focus on Health Equity
Our nation’s health care system is rapidly transforming, and the health of people of color and other disadvantaged communities hangs in the balance. Moving to a value-based health care system presents a critical opportunity to achieve health equity. But without particular attention to how disadvantaged communities will be affected and without including these communities in designing these reform efforts, we risk exacerbating disparities in health and health care.
Explains how the Affordable Care Act will improve coordination of care for patients with both Medicare and Medicaid ("dual eligibles");provides detailed guidance for advocates.
Highlights the major changes the Affordable Care Act will make to health coverage and care, such as expanding Medicaid, creating health insurance marketplaces, and providing new consumer protections.
When states don’t extend Medicaid, Americans are hit the hardest. Our brief compares two neighboring states, Missouri and Iowa. Iowa has extended Medicaid coverage, but Missouri has not.
Not measuring and paying for equity risks worsening disparities and it is a key missed opportunity for reducing disparities. This issue brief describes actionable opportunities at the state and federal level to measure and pay for equity.
Explains how accountable care organizations give financial incentives to health care providers to work as a team to deliver high-quality care;discusses challenges states face when implementing ACOs in Medicaid.
Amici Curiae Brief of Families USA, Community Catalyst, The National Health Law Program, The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Service Employees International Union Supporting Intervenor Defendants-Appellants and Reversal of the District Court
Families USA filed an amicus brief in the Texas v. US case that threatens the entire Affordable Care Act, on appeal in the US Court of Appeals of the Fifth Circuit. Cosigners of the amicus include the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Community Catalyst, the National Health Law Program and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
This guide explains how to interpret health insurers’ annual statements. This knowledge can be helpful to advocates who are challenging rate increases during the rate review process.