Discusses how limited access to dental care in the United States has an effect on overall health, productivity, and financial security.
Under the Affordable Care Act, states have been given an unprecedented opportunity. Using federal grant dollars, every state has the option to build its own health insurance exchange-a transparent marketplace for coverage where individuals and small businesses can easily compare high-quality insurance plans, apply for financial assistance with the cost of coverage, and then easily enroll in health insurance.
The Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act was a huge victory for the health care justice movement. Now that the law has been ruled constitutional, we can move forward with implementation and make accessible, affordable health care a reality for millions of Americans. But our work won't end there.
Presents statistics showing that higher alcohol taxes can reduce excessive drinking;discusses how alcohol taxes can be an important source of funding at the local, state, and federal levels.
When student volunteers at the Baltimore Rescue Mission—a free clinic in East Baltimore that serves low-income and homeless individuals—recognized that the clinic was providing a lot of duplicated, unnecessary, and costly services to its patients, they took action. Part of the problem, they recognized, was that it was challenging to keep up-to-date records on such a transient population and that there was little to no record sharing between clinics similar to the Mission.
Families USA released a report last week that found more than 64.8 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with a pre-existing condition.
Highlights the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for women, including free preventive care and protection from coverage denials for women with pre-existing conditions.
Having a baby is a wonderful and joyous experience, but it can also be expensive. Very expensive. From the prenatal care, to the birthing costs, to making sure you have all the right tools and gadgets necessary to raise a happy and healthy baby—the costs can add up.
Seven issues that advocates should consider around the roles and responsibilities of insurance brokers and agents who help consumers enroll in health coverage through health insurance marketplaces.
This is the seventh in Budget Diagnosis, a series on the coming major decisions in Congress that could affect your health care. This series explains, simply, what advocates need to know, features special guests writing about different groups and populations that will be especially vulnerable, and provides you with updates from D.C. This post is a guest blog by Joan Alker from Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Check out our first six posts here.